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Mediapart – 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 BY RACHIDA EL AZZOUZI, YANN PHILIPPIN AND ANTTON ROUGET
To control the rich waters of Western Sahara, the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco use fighter planes and patrol boats delivered by France. This situation illustrates the incestuous relations between Paris and Rabat, which helps to block the resolution of this interminable conflict.
An unwavering ally of the kingdom, France is one of the historical arms suppliers to the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco. Including to help them in their military occupation of Western Sahara. Several ships and fighter planes delivered by France operate in this “non-autonomous territory on which Morocco has no recognized sovereignty”, according to the UN.
PUSL / Jornal Tornado .- According to an article published in CR Digital Magazine, an online African Construction Portal the government of Morocco has announced plans to construct a US $1bn port at Dakhla, a city with a population of about 100,000 in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
This port and the more than US $7bn projects that Morocco has planned for the occupied territories shows the commitment and intent of Morocco to continue to exploit. the natural resources of Western Sahara and maintain the occupation. There is no intent in honoring the United Nations resolution nor to initiated any credible dialogue or negotiations with the legitimate representative of the Saharawi People , the Polisario Front.
A committee, organised by the Ministry of Equipment and Transport; whose mandate will be to oversee the construction has already been put in place and is expected to launch tenders for the mega project before the end of the year. The port shall be finished in seven years according to the Moroccan Authorities.