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Date of posting : November 7, 2015

Green March, ingenious idea which turned Sahara into large-scale development project, Dignitaries of Sahrawi tribes

The Green March, which is an unequivocal example of Late King Hassan II’s ingenuity, turned the Moroccan Sahara into an open large-scale project to achieve sustainable development in this region, said, on Thursday in Laayoune, dignitaries of Sahrawi tribes.

In statements to MAP on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Green March, the chiefs of Sahrawi tribes lauded the far-reaching mutations and accomplishments taking place in the Moroccan Sahara since the recovery of this Moroccan territory forty years ago thanks to the incomparable wisdom and genius of Late King Hassan II.

In this regard, Chief of the Ait Lahcen Tribe Salhi Abdellah said that, four decades after this unforgettable event, the Sahrawi population is still feeling the same pride to commemorate a peaceful march which brought the Moroccan people together to defend the Kingdom’s territorial integrity.

In the same vein, Chief of the Ait Baamrane tribes Abdellah Ould Hameyada underlined that the Green March earned the esteem of the international community given the fact that this event took place in peace and with no bloodshed.

For his part, Chief of the Rguibate Laayaycha tribe Ould Salam Ould Ennafaa stressed that the Green march was the embodiment of the genius of Late King Hassan II, noting that it was the first episode in a long process of development which brought the Moroccan southern provinces to the level of their northern counterparts.

Echoing him, Chief of the Filala tribe Boubker Sidi Mohamed highlighted the pride and happiness of the southern populations on the occasion of this symbolic anniversary, reiterating the attachment of the Sahrawi populations to the glorious Alawite throne.