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Polisario Front cannot engage in any cooperation outside agreed legal framework

6 months ago at 20/Nov/2021 29

At the opening of the fifth ordinary session of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, held Friday, the Sahrawi President, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, considered that the latest UN Security Council resolution 2602 (2021) reflects a dangerous trend that seeks to circumvent international legality, by adopting the management of the crisis instead of its resolution, and by distorting the legal framework of the solution from its simple and clear formula, enshrined in the UN Charter and resolutions, namely the decolonisation of Western Sahara and the self-determination of the Saharawi people, to a labyrinth of concepts and terminologies.

This trend, he stressed, is a complete restriction of the work of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General, as it goes beyond the essence of MINURSO’s mandate, which, as a result, is transformed into a mere means of violating international law, through the maintenance of the status quo of the illegal Moroccan military occupation of parts of the territories of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Mr. Ghali also recalled that the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco, parties to the conflict in Western Sahara, and the United Nations and its partner the African Union, are all bound by a single agreement signed by both parties and endorsed by the Security Council, namely the UN-AU Settlement Plan of 1991, stressing that in the name of the Sahrawi people, the Polisario Front cannot engage in any cooperation outside the agreed legal framework.

In this context, he expressed surprise at the “international silence that guarantees protection to the Moroccan occupation and encourages it to persist in its arrogance and aggression, and the inability of MINURSO to protect defenceless Saharawi civilians against the oppression of the Makhzen regime, or even to monitor or report on the human rights situation.

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