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International conference in Dakhla sheds light on geopolitics of Moroccan Sahara

The first Policy Conference of the Coalition for Autonomy in the Sahara (AUSACO) took center stage on Thursday in Dakhla, focusing on the Moroccan Sahara’s geopolitics.

Eminent national and international figures gathered to engage in a comprehensive discussion on the ongoing regional dispute, considering recent developments at the United Nations and on the ground.

Western Sahara: Autonomy Plan Is 'Only Practical Way' to Move Forward - British MP

The autonomy plan proposed by Morocco to find a definitive solution to the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara is the "only practical way" for moving forward, British MP Liam Fox said in Rabat on Wednesday.

This position was expressed by Fox in a statement to the press following his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita.

"It’s important that we focus on what is best" for the populations of the region "and that we look for a practical way forward in the politics of the region," he said.

C-24: Dakhla-Oued Eddahab Vice-President Displays Growing Support to Morocco's Autonomy Plan in Sahara

The vice-president of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Ghalla Bahiya, underlined, Thursday before the members of the UN Committee of 24 (C24), the growing international support to the legitimacy of Morocco's rights over its southern provinces and to the autonomy plan as the only solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

Bahiya intervened as the democratically elected representative of the populations of the Moroccan Sahara, at the C24 Pacific region seminar being held in Bali, Indonesia, May 24-26.

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