By seeking escalation against Morocco, Algeria tries to “evade and camouflage” a “serious” socio-economic situation on its territory, affirmed the ambassador, permanent representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale.
“Instead of realizing its mistakes, Algeria is vehemently trying to blame Morocco for all its evils, even if fortunately the Algerian people do not follow this campaign of daily defamation”, underlined the ambassador in an interview. awarded to the prestigious American magazine “Newslooks”.
“Despite all the fallacious accusations and the escalation of Algiers, Morocco has opted for a responsible and thoughtful attitude, because it is not a country going to war. The Kingdom of Morocco is a country loving peace ”, observed Omar Hilale, recalling that King Mohammed VI, in the speech marking the 22nd anniversary of the accession of the Sovereign to the Throne of His glorious ancestors extended his hand to ‘Algeria by inviting it to “work together and without conditions for the establishment of bilateral relations based on trust, dialogue and good neighborliness”.
“Unfortunately, the Royal gesture went unanswered”, regretted the ambassador.
Asked if Algeria’s escalation conceals its intentions to start a war in the region, Omar Hilale replied: “I sincerely hope that will never happen”.
In addition, the diplomat noted that Algeria’s “primary” responsibility for the creation and maintenance of the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara is “internationally known”, adding that it has even been inscribed in successive Council resolutions. security who also mention Algeria, each time, for the resumption of the political process, alongside Morocco, Mauritania and the “polisario”.
Responding to a question on a possible resumption of the dialogue in the light of the Algerian position, the ambassador explained that the refusal of this country to resume the process of the round tables, is a “headlong rush” that the member states “do not. not understand, neither here, in New York, nor in the capitals ”of the world.
“They even go so far as to wonder how the only country that arms, finances and leads the diplomatic campaign of an armed separatist group can evade its obligations during the round table process to reach a mutually acceptable political solution. ”, remarks the diplomat, noting that if Algeria “Decides not to participate in this process, it will have to assume its responsibility vis-à-vis the Security Council, the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, and the international community”.
For its part, Morocco remains convinced that there is no solution to this problem without the participation “Effective and responsible” of Algeria, stressed Omar Hilale, noting that the Kingdom, which expressed through the highest authority of the country its support to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, remains committed to the process Politics.
“This is the only way to resume the integration of the Maghreb and bring peace, unity and prosperity to the region as desired by the King” in His speech on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the glorious Green March, the Ambassador concluded.