Vice President: Syria will “not tolerate” stance hostile to Morocco’s territorial integrity
Syria’s vice-president, Abdelhalim Khaddam, said earlier this week his country “will not tolerate any position hostile to Morocco’s territorial integrity.”
Khaddam made the statement as he was receiving a delegation from the Moroccan leftist party “Socialist Union of Popular Forces” led by USFP assistant first secretary, Mohamed El Yazghi.
The same stance was expressed by assistant secretary general of the ruling Ba’ath party, Abdellah Lahmar, which invited the USFP delegation to Syria, according to Maghreb Arabe Presse.
“The Sahara conflict is a legacy of colonialism, meant to divide Morocco. Such schemes are contradictory to the unification concept advocated by the Syrian leadership and people, and to the unity of the Arab nation, which is not in need of the burden of another entity, in a time countries of the world are merging into groups.”
El Yazghi briefed the Syrian officials on the latest developments of the Moroccan Sahara issue, Morocco’s attachment to its southern provinces, and its strong rejection of the partition proposal.
In addition, he told them how the Moroccan people, king and government are supporting the Palestinian cause, citing the great support demonstration held last March in Rabat. (Albawaba.com)