Right here follows the complete textual content of the royal speech:
“Reward be to God
Might peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin
I’ve been utilizing an environment friendly strategy when coping with the nation’s main points – an strategy based mostly on critical motion and a eager spirit of duty on the home degree, and on readability and ambition, that are rules underpinning our overseas coverage.
Our motion has all the time been based mostly on these rules, much more so once we cope with our brothers, pals and neighbors, be it in phrases of stances or reactions.
Having stated that, I ought to wish to confer with the division and lack of unity within the Maghreb. This unreasonable state of affairs is completely inconsistent with the brotherly bonds uniting our peoples, who share the identical faith, language, historical past and future.
This actuality is at odds with the ambition that induced the era who fought for freedom and independence to hunt to realize the unity of the Maghreb, as symbolized, on the time, by the Tangier Convention, which was held in 1958 and whose sixtieth anniversary we’re commemorating this yr.
Earlier than that, the Kingdom’s place in help of the Algerian revolution strengthened the bonds between the Moroccan Monarchy and the Algerian Resistance. It additionally paved the best way for joint Maghrebianpolitical consciousness and motion.
Collectively, we fought colonial rule for a few years till independence was obtained. We all know one another very nicely, and lots of Moroccan and Algerian households are united by the bonds of marriage and kinship.
We additionally understand that our peoples’ pursuits are greatest served by our unity, integration and complementarity. There’s truly no want for third-party mediation.
However, we have to be lifelike and admit that the state of our bilateral relations shouldn’t be regular, a lot much less acceptable.
Let me level out – and God is my witness – that quickly after I acceded to the throne, I requested earnestly and in good religion that the borders between our two nations be opened and that Moroccan-Algerian relations be normalized.
I ought to wish to say as we speak, in a really simple and accountable means, that Morocco stands prepared for a direct and frank dialogue with our sister nation, Algeria, to be able to settle the transient and goal variations impeding the event of relations between the 2 nations.
To this finish, I recommend to our Algerian brothers that we arrange a joint political mechanism for dialogue and session. This mechanism’s format, nature and degree of illustration may be mutually agreed upon.
I ought to wish to stress that Morocco is prepared to think about the proposals or initiatives Algeria might need to supply on this regard in order to interrupt the stalemate within the relations between the 2 neighbors and sister nations.
The mission of this mechanism can be to research all the problems on hand in good religion and in a really frank, goal and trustworthy method, utilizing an open-ended agenda, with out circumstances or exceptions.
This mechanism also can function a sensible platform for cooperation relating to all bilateral issues, notably with respect to creating probably the most of the quite a few improvement alternatives present within the Maghreb area.
It’s going to additionally contribute to enhancing bilateral coordination and session and assist us rise to regional and worldwide challenges, notably in phrases of preventing terrorism and addressing the difficulty of migration.
I ought to wish to reiterate, on this regard, my dedication to work hand in hand with my brothers in Algeria, ensuring their nationwide establishments are absolutely revered.
Given our heat emotions in the direction of the Algerian individuals and management, and the esteem through which we maintain them, we will spare no effort in Morocco to construct our bilateral relations on the strong foundations of belief, solidarity and neighborliness, consistent with the phrases of my ancestor – might peace and blessings be upon Him – who stated that Gabriel advisable so persistently that He deal with neighbors properly that He thought he would give them a share of the inheritance.
The Green March, whose 43rd anniversary we’re commemorating at this time, was a pivotal second within the ongoing wrestle to finish the nation’s territorial integrity.
This course of has been characterised by the symbiosis between the throne and the individuals and alsoby the peaceable and gradual restoration of our Southern Provinces.
Final April, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the restoration of Tarfaya. In a number of months, we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of Sidi Ifni, then the 40th anniversary of the restoration of OuedEddahab.
These have been historic occasions, throughout which the Moroccan individuals generally, and the Saharan tribes particularly, confirmed unparalleled unanimity of their dedication to the Moroccanness of the Sahara.
Right now, we’re linking the previous with the current, and we proceed to safeguard the territorial integrity of our nation with the identical readability, ambition, duty and dedicated motion, each domestically and on the United Nations.
This readability might be seen within the unchanging rules and body of reference underpinning Morocco’s place, which I set out within the speech I delivered on the 42nd anniversary of the Green March, and which have knowledgeable our motion till this present day.
This readability can also be proven by the agency, resolute method during which we’ve got been tackling all transgressions – no matter their origin – aimed toward undermining Morocco’s reputable rights or departing from the body of reference agreed for the settlement course of.
As for ambition, it’s mirrored by Morocco’s cooperation in good religion with the UN Secretary-Common and by the help our nation lends to his Private Envoy to determine a critical and credible political course of.
Our ambition can also be displayed in our nation’s constructive initiatives and in its constructive response to varied worldwide requires sensible proposals that may assist obtain a sensible and lasting political settlement based mostly on compromise and on our Autonomy Initiative.
With regard to the present momentum and the UN’s tireless efforts, Morocco firmly believes that the expertise and the teachings of the previous should be taken under consideration with a view to keep away from the shortcomings and pitfalls of the Manhasset course of.
On the home degree, I’m urgent forward with efforts to place an finish to the coverage of rent-seeking and privilege. I additionally refuse all types of blackmail or exploitation in reference to the query of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity.
In the identical vein, no stone is being leftunturned within the pursuit of progress in our Southern Provinces beneath the brand new improvement mannequin. The purpose is to ensure the Moroccan Sahara can as soon as once more play its historic position as an efficient hyperlink between Morocco and its sub-Saharan African roots, be it from the geographical or historic perspective.
In parallel, the precise implementation of superior regionalization is contributing to the emergence of a real political elite that may successfully and democratically characterize the inhabitants of the Sahara and allow them to train their proper to run their native affairs themselves, and to realize built-in improvement in a free and secure setting.
Following the identical strategy, I made a decision that Morocco’s return to the African Union had additionally to be based mostly on readability and impressive objectives.
Morocco’s return to its institutional household was not meant as a way to defend the query of the Moroccan Sahara, provided that the place of most African nations is just like ours.
Our return to the African Union was dictated by the satisfaction we absorb belonging to Africa, in addition to by our dedication to share within the improvement dynamic it’s witnessing and to contribute to tackling the varied challenges dealing with the Continent, with out compromising our professional rights and greatest pursuits.
I want to commend, on this regard, the current selections made by the AU Summit of Heads of State and Authorities, held in Nouakchott, which have been in step with the related worldwide positions and rules.
This constructive angle means knowledge and far-sightedness have prevailed. It additionally constitutes a break with ploys that used to proliferate inside the African Union. As a result of of these practices, Africa and African peoples misplaced valuable time that ought to have been dedicated to selling improvement and integration.
In the identical spirit, Morocco will spend money on efficient, wealth-generating financial partnerships with all nations and financial blocs, together with the European Union. Nevertheless, we will not be concerned in any partnership that undermines our nation’s territorial integrity.
I’m eager to ensure these partnerships profit instantly the inhabitants of the Moroccan Sahara firstly, and that they contribute to enhancing their livelihoods inside their homeland, in an surroundings characterised by freedom and a dignified life.
Commemorating the Green March is greater than a celebration of a historic occasion which has particular symbolic worth and is deeply rooted in immutable nationwide rules.
The Green March epitomizes the Moroccan individuals’s agency perception of their reputable proper to see to it that the method of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity is accomplished. It additionally displays their unwavering dedication to make no matter sacrifices are wanted to defend the homeland.
This has been a attribute, longstanding coverage rooted in nationwide unanimity and across-the-board mobilization. The goal is to advertise built-in improvement and protect unity, safety and stability.
There isn’t any higher token of loyalty to the architect of the Green March, my revered father, His late Majesty King Hassan II – might he relaxation in peace – and to the fantastic martyrs of our motherland.
Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.”
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