In 2008, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe, denounced, in front of international media, the instability that is reigning in his country and called upon the international community to take action to stop the development of the cholera epidemic.
Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Chief Negotiator, surprised the audience at the MEDays Forum 2010 by unveiling for the first time Palestine’s decision to apply for membership as a UN member state. That demand was formally requested in 2011 by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, before the accession in 2012 of Palestine as a non-member state of the UN organization. He also denounced the fraudulent publication by the Polisario of photos of injured Palestinians.
Jan Fischer, Vice-President in charge of operations for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, officially announces, at the MEDays Forum 2011, investments and support of democratic transitions in the Southern Mediterranean. ChEICK ModIbo dIArrA (2012) At the 2012 MEDays Forum, Cheick Modibo Diarra, Prime Minister of Mali, calls for the first time the international community and the UN Security Council to vote a resolution that will create an intervention framework for the forces of the ECOWAS in Mali. In December, resolution 2085 of the SC will be voted under Moroccan presidency, to create the African-led International Mission in Mali (AFISMA), which will legitimize the French intervention and, later, the support of African forces in Mali. bErnArdIno LEón groSS (2013) At the MEDays Forum 2013, Bernardino León Gross, EU Representative for the Southern Mediterranean, announced that the various Tunisian political parties had agreed on a roadmap to reach an agreement on the project of Constitution and on the establishment of a Transitional Government.
In 2015, Paul Kagamé, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, winner of the MEDays Grand Prix, announced «I tell my Moroccan brothers and sisters that, like Africans, Moroccans can visit Rwanda without applying for a visa.» It was therefore on the occasion of MEDays 2015 that Rwanda officially announced the lifting of visas for African nationals.
On the occasion of the MEDays Forum 2016, the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe was in Tangier for the first time to receive the “MEDays 2016 Grand Prix dedicated to the people of Haiti”. M. Lamothe showed his gratitude to the King Mohamed VI, for his solidarity and his personal commitment towards the Haitian people after the devastating earthquake of January 2010 and the floods following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti».
The former Prime Minister suggested that it was important to recall «a special date for Haiti». He also said: «On the morning of October 7th, 2013, facing a mix of international pressure coming from several friendly countries, partners, ceads of States and rejecting the advice of several counsellors, I decided to cancel the recognition of Haiti towards the Polisario Front and the Pseudo SADR.”
Laurent Lamothe, who described the decision as «one of my best decisions in 33 months as Prime Minister», urged other CARICOM countries to follow the same path, if they did not do so, and he considered that «Because of its glorious past, Moroccan Sahara is an integral part of the Moroccan territory.”