30 August 2017

POLISARIO demands immediate implementation of UNSC recent resolution on Sahrawi issue

Boumerdes, August 23, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, called on the UN Security Council to implement the latest resolution No 2351 concerning the Sahrawi issue.

Gali insisted on the need for the immediate implementation of the recent UN Security Council resolution, particularly with regard to resuming the direct negotiations between the parties to the conflict, the Frente POLISARIO and the Kingdom of Morocco and addressing the problems resulting from the blatant Moroccan breach of the Military Agreement No. 1 and ceasefire Agreement in the Guergarat region.

" UN is responsible for the decolonization of the last colony in Africa and for the implementation of the 1991 African Union settlement plan, which calls for the organization of a referendum to determine the fate of the Saharawi people," he said in his speech during the closing ceremony of POLISARIO and SADR officials Summer University.

President voiced the willingness of the Saharawi party to cooperate with international efforts on this basis , went on "We hope that the oppointment of former German President Horst Koehler as the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Western Sahara is a good opportunity to accelerate the implementation of that mission,"

On the other hand, SG of POLISARIO reiterated the responsibility of the Spanish state for its colony of Western Sahara, a responsibility that will remain in place unless the conflict ends by enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

It is important to emphasize the responsibility of the French state, which, unfortunately, has adopted a biased and supportive attitude towards the Moroccan colonial thesis over decades. It should take a position consistent with France's status as a platform for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as UNSC permanent member to achieve security, justice, peace, stability and respect for international legitimacy and international humanitarian law in the region and the world.