Meeting with UN SG evoked latest developments and party hindering implementation of peace plan (Mhamed Khadad)

New York, 19 March 2017 (SPS) Saharawi Coordinator with MINURSO, Mhamed Khadad, said that the meeting of the Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Ibrahim Ghali, with the new UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, has allowed to inform the latter about the latest developments of the question of Western Sahara and the Moroccan obstacles against the United Nations' efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the last case of decolonization in Africa.

In a statement to SPS, Mr. Khadad stressed that this meeting, at the request of the Polisario Front, "has allowed to inform the new UN Secretary-General about the developments of the Saharawi issue and the Moroccan obstacles (renouncement of its international commitments, expulsion of the political and administrative component of MINURSO mandated by the Security Council, and violation of the ceasefire in Elguergarat region).

The Polisario Front also expressed the will of the Saharawi party to cooperate with the new Secretary-General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy with a view to implementing the decisions of the United Nations calling for the self-determination of the people Sahrawi through a free and fair referendum, he added.

The Secretary-General of the Polisario Front will also meet with the President of the Security Council and most of the ambassadors of the UN Security Council, to discuss the role of the United Nations in reviving the peace process, especially in the light of Moroccan intransigence and its challenge of international legitimacy, he further added. (SPS)

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