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Tuesday 6 October 2015

Delegation of Moroccan leftist parties meets in Stockholm Swedish Foreign secretary of state

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Delegation of Moroccan leftist parties meets in Stockholm Swedish Foreign secretary of state

  A delegation of Moroccan leftist parties, currently visiting Sweden, held on Monday a meeting with Swedish secretary of state for foreign affairs, Annika Soder, over the evolution of Sweden's stance on the Sahara issue.

    The delegation, led by secretary general of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), Nabila Mounib, highlighted "the complexity of the situation on the ground and the history of UN efforts to find a fair and lasting political settlement to this regional dispute".

 

    The meeting also surveyed Morocco's proposal autonomy which would give a chance to the local elite to govern the territory within Moroccan sovereignty, open promising perspectives for the Grand Maghreb, preserve the region against extremist risks and promote the region's development.

 

      After calling for lifting all ambiguities and misunderstandings regarding the Sahara issue, the Moroccan leftist parties leaders also evoked the political and economic obstacles that Sweden is erecting for Morocco's interests. 

 

    The delegation started on Monday a visit to Sweden for meetings with political officials, legislators and civil society activists over developments in the Swedish authorities' stance on the integrity of Morocco's territory (Sahara issue).

 

    Led by secretary general of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), Nabila Mounib, the delegation comprises Mohamed Ben Abdelkader from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) Rachida Tahiri from the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) and Mostafa Bouziz from the PSU.

 

     Developments in Swedish authorities' stance on the Sahara issue, real facts and geostrategic implications of this regional conflict and the autonomy proposal made by Morocco as part of wide-ranging democratic reforms will be the core of the Moroccan delegation's talks in Stockholm.

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