Rabat, Morocco(TMT)- The Moroccan head of the government, Abdellilah Benkirane, gave his own opinion on yesterday’s Rabat march for the Sahara, a march aimed to condemn the recent “occupation of the sahara” statement, among other excesses pronounced by Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, during his last regional visit.
“People have come from all over Morocco to Rabat, in millions, to show their devotion to Morocco’s territorial integrity. That is very impressive,” Benkirane said.
“But the most impressive is that no incident was recorded.
“That is another sign that Morocco is very special indeed.
“Moroccans came to protest peacefully against the biased statement of Ban Ki-moon, and then, peacefully again, everyone returned back to his city.
“This is a state that is seen today as a model for the Islamic and Arab countries, and the West considers it as an emerging state that staunchly fights terrorism and extremism,” Benkirane stressed.
“We are not saying that we are perfect. A lot has still to be done. For example, the work of civil society is yet to be developed and Morocco’s various associations need to effectively work on helping the needy people,” probably hinting out that some associations get money from the state to use it for other purposes than those they initially state.
The Moroccan Times.