Rabat: The Minister of Foreign Affairs met UN envoy for the Sahara, Christopher Ross today.
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, will this Friday in Laayoune, and will stay until Sunday, as part of his second visit to the Sahara, after the November 2012.He will also visit Dakhla for two days on Sunday, according to diplomatic sources.
On the eve of his new tour in the Maghreb, the UN mediator in the Western Sahara issue, Christopher Ross, seems quite bushed to see his hope to bring the negotiations process out of the deadlock frustrated by an insurmountable wall.
Christopher Ross’s latest visit to Paris has been an eye-opening visit, as it enabled the UN envoy for the Western Sahara to take the pulse of France, which perfectly knows the geopolitical situation that prevailed in the Maghreb during the colonial and pre-colonial era, as it perfectly knows...
On February 14, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahara, Christopher Ross, held talks with French officials on the ongoing problems in the region and efforts to find a peaceful solution to the of Sahara, according to French parliamentary sources.
Less than three months after his trip to Maghreb where he met with Moroccan and Algerian officials, as well as with the Polisario and members of the civil society in the Sahara and the Tindouf camps, Christopher Ross, the United Nations Secretary General Personal Envoy to the Sahara, is due to...
Rabat — At the beginning of 2013, Youssef Amrani, Morocco's Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation reviewed the main features of Moroccan diplomacy in 2012, in an interview with Saad A. Tazi from Le Soir.
The autonomy plan for the southern provinces proposed by Morocco as a solution to the conflict opposing the North African country to the separatist Polisario Front, ''outlines the pathway accepted by everyone'' to bring the UN-sponsored settlement process out of the deadlock.
El Bachir Dkhil, the president of Alternatives Association and the ex-member and ex founding member of The Polisario Front, told MWN in Smara that “the people of the Sahara should understand that today’s Morocco is no longer Morocco of the past, because we are living under the umbrella of a new...
On the way to Europe in October, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a much-publicized stop in Algeria to enlist that nation’s help in combating militants who had established a sanctuary in neighboring Mali, including fighters from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Over the last decade, the dispute over the future status of the Western Sahara territory, which has set Morocco and the Algeria-backed pro-independence Polisario front in opposition, has entered a qualitatively new phase.
DURING the sweltering day, an oddly subdued mood hangs over the sleepy city of Laayoune. Only at night, after the sun has set below the desert horizon and the smell of grilled camel drifts out of the sandwich shops that dot the broad boulevards, does the city come to life.
Although Morocco has been a strategic ally of the United States since the Cold War, the dispute over the Western Sahara does not trouble U.S. decision makers as much as other international conflicts do.