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Morocco's autonomy initiative a 'sound' solution to Sahara issue, says Indonesian official.

Summary: Rabat - Vice speaker of the Indonesian senate, Ahmad Farhan Hamid, has described as "sound" the Moroccan autonomy initiative aimed at finding a political solution to the Sahara issue.

Rabat - Vice speaker of the Indonesian senate, Ahmad Farhan Hamid, has described as "sound" the Moroccan autonomy initiative aimed at finding a political solution to the Sahara issue.

Farhat Hamid said, in a meeting with Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, speaker of Morocco's House of Councilors (upper house), his country supports the kingdom's efforts to achieve a solution to this issue, a statement of the upper house said. The Indonesian official, who hailed the exemplary ties between the two countries, called for stronger joint action to promote bilateral trade. During this meeting, Biadillah gave an overview of the reform projects initiated in Morocco within the framework of the large-scale community-based project. On the kingdom's territorial integrity, Biadillah said that the autonomy initiative under Morocco's sovereignty is the "only solution to this artificial issue," the statement said. He added that this proposal derives its strength and legitimacy from the large support it enjoyed across Morocco. Biadillah underlined the kingdom's position with regard to the Palestinian issue, recalling HM the king's efforts, in his capacity as chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to support the resistance of the inhabitants of the holy city, and the establishment of a Palestinian independent state, with Al Quds as its capital. He also stressed the importance of the building of the Maghreb Union as a strategic necessity. The Indonesian official, who leads a parliamentary delegation on a three-day visit to Morocco, met also with the speaker of the lower house, Abdelouahed Radi.

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