French MP: European Recognition of Moroccan Sahara Won’t Take Long

The French parliamentarian, Laurent Garcia, confirmed yesterday, March 24th that the European recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara will not take long to come.

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The French parliamentarian, Laurent Garcia, confirmed yesterday, March 24th that the European recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Sahara will not take long to come.

“The United States has taken a step ahead of the Europeans regarding Moroccan Sahara,” said Garcia, who is also the Deputy-Mayor of Laxou (Meurthe-et-Moselle), during talks with the Consul General of Morocco in Strasbourg, Driss El Kaissi. “I think that the idea will find its way in Europe by looking at our history and our common future, on the human and continental levels.”

The French MP praised “the role the Kingdom plays as a bridge between Europe and Africa,” stressing the distinction of the existing relations between Morocco and France, their history and their “common future that should be embodied.”

On this occasion, Garcia also praised the efforts made by His Majesty King Mohammed VI for the development of the Kingdom, both on international and regional levels.
With regard to relations with the European Union, the French parliamentarian affirmed that it is in Europe’s full interest to continue to link “strong relations, based on respect, first and foremost, with Morocco.”

It should be noted that Laurent Garcia belongs to the Democratic Movement party. He is also a member of the Commission for Cultural Affairs and Education, and the Commission for the Modernization of Audiovisual Broadcasting of the French National Assembly.

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