Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat restates cooperation of Sahrawi Party with UN efforts to accomplish decolonization of Western Sahara

Shaheed Al-Hafed, November 2, 2018 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front reaffirmed on Friday the cooperation of the Sahrawi party with the efforts of the United Nations to achieve the decolonization of Western Sahara, following a meeting chaired by President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario front, Brahim Ghali.

The Permanent Bureau noted UN Security Council Resolution 2440 of last October, reaffirming the position of the Sahrawi party in cooperating with the efforts of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy to realize the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, Western Sahara.

To this end, the Permanent Bureau requested the UN Security Council to compel the Kingdom of Morocco to advance in the course of direct negotiations, in good faith and without preconditions, with the Polisario Front, recalling the acceptance of the Sahrawi party to attend the meeting in Geneva in early December.

It considered that good faith and facilitating the efforts of the United Nations to reach a just solution should be reflected in field actions, such as the release of the Gdeim Izik prisoners and all Sahrawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons, ending the gross violations of human rights in Western Sahara, and the immediate cessation of the Moroccan looting of natural resources of Western Sahara.

It also stressed the responsibility of the United Nations to protect the legal status and territorial integrity of Western Sahara, and prevent the Moroccan occupation state from any practices that affects that situation or violates the cease-fire agreement.

The Permanent Bureau of the National secretariat of the Polisario Front asserted the respect of the Polisario front for the ceasefire agreement and its supplementary military agreement no. 1, in connection with the implementation of the African Union and United Nations settlement plan to organize a referendum to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. (SPS)