WEEK 11, 11-17.03.1996

Le Monde: French left worries about welcome of Moroccan King at the Parliament.
The socialist and communist parlamentary groups exprimed "very serious reticences" about the principle of a speach of King Hassan II at the Parliament. The President of the Parliament, Philippe Seguin, will give to the Moroccan King the opportunity of a speach before the French Assembly, in occasion of his visit in France on May 7. Hassan II will be the third foreign chief of state to have this opportunity after Juan Carlos and Bill Clinton.

Heir Prince Sidi Mohamed will participate at Paris at the symposium "Morocco- Europe: what kind of partnership?", presided by Prime Minister Alain Juppé. The manifestation " Year of Morocco in France", initially planned for 1990-91, will take place at least, if God will, in 1999.(Jeune Afrique)

The Algerian Minister of Communication and Culture encounters the Sahrawi Minister of Information and the Ambassador in Algiers. Discussions focussed on the information sector in both countries.

Communique of the Sahrawi Ministry of Information:
The Italian city of Florence is twinned with the Wilaya of El Ayoun. More than 40 Italian delegates assisted to the ceremony in the refugee camps.
In occasion of the commemoration of Woman Day, March 8, the Women Collective of the Canarian Islands attributed his annual award to the Sahrawi Woman.

Violation of cease-fire: two airplanes of the Moroccan army flyed over Bir Lehlou in the Polisario controlled area of Western Sahara.

In occasion of the Summit of Sharm-el-Cheikh Mr. Fadel Ismael, Polisario representative in France, greets "all those who sustain the noble and generous mission of building peace between peoples". Specially about Morocco which participates at the summit, he wishes "peace for the Maghreb" and he reaffirms " the entire disponibility of the Polisario Front to dialogue with Morocco."


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