Western Sahara: Security Council must take firm decisions, says Addouh

Algiers, April 27,2016 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi National Council, Khatri Addouh, called Tuesday the Security Council to take "firm" and "courageous" decisions in favour of Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

"We urge the Security Council and the United Nations to assume their responsibilities and exert pressure on Morocco to get it to be in conformity with the UN Charter, concerning Resolution 15-14, to allow Western Sahara people to enjoy their right to self-determination," said Addouh, who met, with his delegation, the members of Algiers-Centre's town council.

He underlined that MINURSO was designated by the Security Council for the organization of a referendum on Western Sahara.

Morocco must "allow (MINURSO) to fulfil its mission" and Rabat must be prevented "from committing violations against the peacekeeping Mission."

The Saharawi official greeted "Algeria's historical, consistent positions over Western Sahara cause and Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

The mayor of Algiers-centre, Abdelhakim Bettache, said the meeting bringing together the council members, the members of the committee on support to Saharawi people and Western Sahara MPs, was like a "forum of solidarity."

It was part of the actions undertaken to "strengthen the fraternal relations between Algeria and Western Sahara."

The meeting, he added, shows "Algeria's commitment to a fair and lasting solution to Western Sahara issue, in line with the international legality."SPS