A customary principle up to the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, the peaceful resolution of disputes came to witness the beginning of codification with the Haye Conferences of 1899-1907.
- Autonomy for the Kingdom's southern provinces is the only rational political solution to the artificial conflict over the Moroccanness of the Sahara, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) affirmed at the end of its 9th national congress.
France “supports a negotiated and mutually acceptable settlement” of Sahara issue, “in accordance with the resolutions and parameters clearly outlined by the UN Security Council,” said French president François Hollande.
The members of the UN Security Council unanimously stressed the “urgent need for a solution” to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, said Wednesday in New York, Morocco’s ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Loulichki.
The issue of the Moroccan Sahara has taken–and continues to take—a large amount of time, effort and money from Moroccans with and without their consensus. The Moroccan state pours money in the Sahara with no guarantee that this will be of benefit to Moroccans.
Following his meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Garcia-Margallo, in Madrid, Christopher Ross, the United Nations Special Envoy to the Sahara, warned in a statement that “new hostilities could break out in Western Sahara unless there are “serious negotiations” on its future...
The Moroccan proposal to grant autonomy to its southern provinces was welcomed by the US administration as a serious and credible solution to the Moroccan Sahara, Communication minister, spokesman for the government, Mustapha el Khalfi said Wednesday in an interview with BBC Arabic.
The US NGO Leadership Council for Human Rights praised the autonomy project for the Sahara and called on the Moroccan government to be “more aggressive” regarding its management of the Sahara issue.
Morocco's initiative to grant substantial autonomy to its Southern Provinces, the Sahara, is a "good starting point", said recently French President, Nicolas Sarkozy. He added that "Morocco has presented a plan. Let's get around the table and talk.
Several members of the polisario front have recently met in Gjijimat in the region of Tifariti at the buffer zone between Morocco and Algeria, to voice adherence to Morocco's autonomy proposal to put an end to the Sahara dispute.