(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – The Moroccan southern city of Laayoune is expected to host demonstrations on Sunday and Monday, bringing together members of political parties and cabinet officials, with the aim of showing their mobilization behind the government and their resolve to defend their country's territorial integrity.
In its weekend edition, Moroccan newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported that the city of Laayoune will receive Moroccan delegations, including civil groups, political parties, and cabinet members, with the aim of denouncing the Algerian-backed Polisario Front 'illegals actions' east of Morocco's defense wall.
Al Ahdath added that the decision to stage these demonstrations resulted from consultation between different stakeholders nationwide and Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani.
Moroccan authorities have stepped up their diplomatic offensive in order to isolate the Polisario and prompt the United Nations Security Council to shoulder its responsibility and prevent the Polisario from altering the status quo of the buffer zone and the vast area east of Morocco's defense wall.
At Thursday's weekly cabinet meeting, El Othmani stressed that Morocco 'totally and categorically rejects the separatists' attempts to impose the fait accompli in this buffer zone and to introduce changes, be it civil, urban or military, he went on, noting that this position is based on international law and the conventions concluded thereon.'
El Othmani expressed his disappointment with the continued violations of the separatist front in Guerguerat, stressing that 'Morocco, which has sounded the alarm about violations committed or possible ones in other regions, particularly in Tifariti and Bir Lahlou, has always ensured the strict application of the 1991 ceasefire agreement, which grants a special status to this region and makes it a buffer zone.'