Consulate General of Liberia in occupied city of Dakhla constitutes violation of AU act

Shaheed El-Hafed, 15 March 2020 (SPS) - The Representative of the Polisario Front in Europe and the European Union, Oubi Bouchraya, on Friday denounced the opening by Liberia of a "consulate general" in the occupied city of Dakhla in Western Sahara, considering that this step which constitutes a flagrant violation of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU), will in no way undermine the determination and will of the Sahrawis to continue the struggle until achieving the objective of independence.

In a statement, Mr. Oubi Bouchraya stated that "this decision, in contradiction with the provisions of the constituting act of the African Union (AU), and supported and financed by Morocco, aims to exploit the current vacuum and blockage of the process of settling the conflict in Western Sahara, to involve as many countries as possible in a troubled game aimed at defying the international community and ignoring UN resolutions."

"Such an act, like those that preceded it, will not change the nature of the conflict, nor the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence", stressed the member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front.

"The most important thing is that this act will in no way undermine the determination and will of the Saharawis to continue the struggle until they achieve the objective of independence and completion of sovereignty over the entire national territory," added the Saharawi diplomat.

With the continuation of Moroccan violations of the constitutive act of the AU and "the implication of African countries in such approach", Mr. Oubi Bouchraya said that the Sahrawi leadership "will take all measures within and outside the AU to compel these countries to renounce these phantom consulates without nationals or administrative procedures, whose sole objective would be to confer legitimacy on the barbaric Moroccan military occupation of Western Sahara ".

"Those states including Morocco must understand that the constitutive act of the AU implies the strict observance of its provisions", denouncing Moroccan attempts to involve African countries in dangerous plans of this magnitude ", which he said," only serve the agenda of Africa's enemies ". (SPS)