Minister Delegate for Africa informs AU PSC on Moroccan violation in the Guergarat area

Addis Ababa , August 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate for African Affairs, Hamdi Mayara Jalil, was received today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Ambassador Ismail Shargui to inform him about the position of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and POLISARIO Front before the last escalation in the area of  El Guergarat.

In this regard, the Saharawi official said that "the Moroccan decision to enter the area of El Guergarat is considered a dangerous escalation, whose impact can seriously threaten the cease fire in the region," adding that, "informing the Council on the situation, as was done previously with the UN and its mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), is a proof that the Saharawi party understands the gravity of the step taken by the Moroccan side ".

Moreover, the Delegate for Africa Minister gave the African Commissioner for Peace and Security a letter in which summarized communications made by the Frente POLISARIO with the United Nations and its mission in the territory, demanding to end Moroccan activities in the El Guergarat, which aims to change the status quo prevailing since the signing of the ceasefire in 1991.


At this meeting, attended by the Permanent Delegate of SADR in the AU, Laman Baali, the Cultural Attaché of the Saharawi Embassy in Addis Ababa, Waddadi Salek, and Personal Advisor to the African Commissioner, Abdelkader Al-Urua, the Saharawi Minister stressed that "the Saharawi party made the decision to deploy military units in the area in response to the Moroccan attitude that aims to change the status quo resulting of the ceasefire agreement in the region." (SPS)