Aix Les Bains Agreement

Aix-les-Bains is a very active city in the field of sport. There are about eighty-two associations [72] directly related to sport. More than fifty different sports can be played in the community. These include water skiing, motorsport, taekwondo, tennis, archery, sailing, volleyball, water polo and handball. Other sports are judo, karate, swimming with the swimming club Cercle des nageurs d`Aix-les-Bains [fr], boating, paragliding, petanque, scuba diving, rugby union, athletics, rowing with the nautical and rowing contract of Aix-les-Bains, basketball with the Aix Maurienne Savoie Basket association and boxing. Fencing, football, golf with the international course of Aix-les-Bains [fr] of 18 holes on an area of 45 hectares (110 hectares), dotted with natural obstacles and crossed by a river, the tillet, gymnastics and many other sports are also practiced. Returning to the local Moroccan situation, Holmes said the fighting again was more serious than the press reported. In the last two raids, small arms depots were conquered by [page 516] Moroccan guerrillas. Mr Holmes said he did not think, as the French claim, that the raids would be staged in the Spanish area, while it is likely that people who had fled to The Spaniard-Morocco have now participated in the raids. He felt that this was the beginning of Fellagha-type fighting in Morocco. He said the fighting is taking place very close to the Algerian border and that the French could soon be engaged in border fighting along a 1500-mile-long border. General Latour, he said, asked for more troops.

M. Holmes indicated that he did not believe that the current raids were the result of the withdrawal of the Sultan from Rabat, but rather that he was accompanied by a deadline set some time ago by El Fassi4 for the French implementation of the agreements reached in Aix-les-Bains5. how the French will self-destruct. The secretary agreed, but said it was not surprising, as they followed the same pattern he had abandoned in the 1920s with regard to the Germans. The secretary said that the French, with temperament, do not seem able to make peaceful changes before being forced to do so. This procedure requires a certain strength that the French might not have. Although these negotiations in Aix-les-Bains played an important role in Morocco`s independence, the fact remains that France had previously taken care to prepare extensively for this transition. Indeed, the French State was convinced of the need to grant independence to this North African territory. However, given that many economic interests were at stake and that many business relationships, including the Pashas and Qaids, encouraged France to be careful not to rush this transition and to initiate this change smoothly. The fate of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco was traced during this conference in Aix-les-Bains. Officially, the negotiations made it possible to reach an agreement on the birth of an independent state.

Morocco was finally declared independent in the declaration of La Celle-Saint-Cloud on November 6, 1955. The commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the negotiation of Morocco`s independence agreements took place in 2005. For the occasion, a well was built with Moroccan zellige pool. [41] [42] The craftsmen of Maalem [fr][43] came especially from their spiritual homeland to complete this work at the green park of Aix-les-Bains. . . .