Sahrawi people determined to defend their right to independence

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 23 January 2022 (SPS) - The representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nations and coordinator with MINURSO Sidi Mohamed Omar affirmed Saturday that the Sahrawi people are determined to defend their rights by all legitimate means, pointing out that the visit of the UN envoy for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura to the region enabled him to enquire about the situation of the Sahrawi people who are struggling for the liberation and strengthening of the Sahrawi State’s institutions despite the occupation.

Guest of the programme “El Hadath” aired on the Sahrawi television, Sidi Mohamed Omar said that the Sahrawis are ready to cooperate, as part of the efforts of the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU), to reach a peaceful, fair and lasting solution between the Sahrawi Republic and the Moroccan occupier, on the basis of the principles of the international legality and the UN relevant resolutions as well as the objectives and principles stated in the AU Constitutive Act.

The Sahrawi people are strongly committed to their inalienable rights to freedom and total national independence and are still ready to continue their struggle to defend their rights by all legitimate means, affirmed the Sahrawi official.

Since the outbreak of the armed struggle against the Spanish colonialism in 1973 and the proclamation of the Sahrawi Republic on 27 February 1976, the Sahrawi people’s claim remains the total national independence, that was the clear message that the Sahrawi people expressed to the personal envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura during his visit to the Sahrawi Republic, he added.

He underscored that de Mistura’s first visit to the region since his appointment in October is part of his meeting with the parties to the conflict (Morocco and the Polisario Front) and the two neighboring countries (Algeria and Mauritania).

He said that at a time when the Moroccan occupier attempted to impose the total blackout on de Mistura’s visit to the region, the UN envoy’s tour aroused great interest among the national and international media which accompanied him during his different stops in the Sahrawi Republic.