France called upon to adopt "positive" stand for solution of Western Sahara conflict (Prime Minister)

Dakhla October 16, 2016 (SPS) Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar called Saturday on France to adopt a "positive" stand on the question of Western Sahara, urging it to stop supporting Morocco's colonial theses in Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, subject of an unfinished process of decolonization.

The head of Saharawi Government, who was speaking during the closing of the 13th International Film Festival in Western Sahara (Fisahara), stressed that France is called upon to stop its support for the illegal occupation of Morocco in Western Sahara, urging Spain to assume the historical and ethical responsibilities towards the Saharawi people, as the administering power of the territory under international law.

This edition, he said, organized in a particular context, especially after the recent escalation of intransigence of Morocco and its repeated violations of the cease-fire agreement signed in 1991 between the parties to the conflict ( the Polisario Front and Morocco) in the liberated zone of Elguergarat south west of Western Sahara.

"We call on the UN Security Council to act to stop the tension and provocation and put pressure on Morocco to bring it to respect international legitimacy, to prevent a return to hostilities in the region" he warned.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to the peaceful resistance led by the Saharawi population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and reiterated the determination of the Saharawi people to continue their legitimate struggle to achieve their legitimate rights in freedom and independence on the entire territory of the Saharawi Republic. (SPS)

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