Former French Premier Calls for Political Dialogue on ‘Western Sahara’

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, said Saturday in the Moroccan city of Dakhla in the so-called Western Sahara, there is an “urgent need” for political dialogue “after 40 years of a painful conflict over the Sahara issue.”

“We cannot forget here in Dakhla the urgent need for political dialogue after 40 years of painful conflict around the Sahara issue,” said Mr. De Villepin, who was speaking at a plenary session of the Crans Montana Forum on the theme “An urgent need: to strengthen the dialogue between Africa, North Africa and Europe.”

This edition of Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation was dedicated to energy access through renewable energy, with a special focus on wind farms.
The Forum brought together illustrious figures from 36 African, 30 Asian, 31 European and 15 America countries, as well as more than 20 regional and international organizations