Geneva - The separatists and their mentors are unleashing misleading propaganda and unfounded rumors in a hopeless manoeuver to propel the cancelation of the Crans Montana Forum on Africa slated for March 12-14 in the southern city of Dakhla.
Facing with the Forum organizers' unwavering commitment to organise the event in due time in Dakhla, the separatists are resorting in despair to social media and blogs to spread their lies.
As they circulated unfounded rumors and allegations, the separatists end up ridiculing themselves. The participation of the UNESCO as a partner of the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla has been one of the endless rumors they have been spreading.
The Swiss NGO brushed off the separatists' lies by reiterating that "no one can prevent women and men from meeting, thinking and talking in a private framework with the aim of pushing forward political, economic and social progress."
In this regard, President of the Crans Montana Forum Jean-Paul Carteron said that holding such an event that brings together politicians, economists, local officials and NGO members is "a fundamental right in any society."
The organisers are well aware of the development model that Dakhla embodies, a fact that further infuriates separatists and their Algerian mentors who continue to stick to obsolete dogmas in denial of historical facts.
By choosing Dakhla, the pearl of the south, to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary with a forum on Africa and south-south cooperation, the Crans Montana Forum has dealt a heavy blow to the opponents of Morocco's territorial integrity.
"Dakhla represents in essence a model for the future of Morocco and Africa, given its exceptional strategic location as an economic and trade platform," Carteron told MAP.
The Forum is also designed to enable the local population in Dakhla to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas on future projects that are geared towards promoting prosperity.
Whatever the attempts of the opponents of Morocco's territorial integrity, the forum will give an opportunity to the guests including foreign media representatives to witness the progress that has been achieved at all levels in the southern provinces.