Security Council concerned about deadlock in Western Sahara peace process

New York (U.S.A) February 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Security Council, which gathered Wednesday, expressed its concern about the deadlock in Western Sahara peace process and the security risk in El Guergarat buffer zone.

“Several members of the Security Council, including permanent members, expressed their preoccupation concerning the lack of negotiations between the two parties to the conflict,” the Polisario Front representative to the United Nations (UN) Ahmed Boukahri told APS at the need of this meeting held in camera.

The Council, also concerned by the non-return of the Minurso to full functionality, broached the resumption of activities of this mission, which was the subject of restorations imposed by Morocco in 2016.

“Uruguay insisted, specifically, on the reasons that prevent this UN mission in charge of organizing a self-determination referendum of the Sahrawi people, to reach its full functionality.”

Boukhari said that the POLISARIO is grateful to the role played by Uruguay. This country has always alerted the Security Council on the risk and the gravity that result from the prolongation of the political impasse.”

“The Sahrawi issue is raised permanently at the level of the Security Council thanks to the initiative of countries friends of justice such as Uruguay, Angola, Venezuela, and New Zealand,” he said.

The Frente POLISARIO representative said that after this information meeting, the Council should “engage effectively to preserve the credibility of the United Nations and avoid dangerous developments with the persistence of the Moroccan deadlock.” SPS

 

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