Polisario Front denounces Morocco's hindrances to UN-sponsored talks process

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps) - The Polisario Front condemned Morocco's hindrances to UN-sponsored negotiation process between the two conflicting parties, to find a permanent solution allowing Saharawi people to exert their right to self-determination.

In a statement issued following a meeting chaired by the President of the Republic and secretary-general of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, the permanent office of the Polisario's National Secretariat denounced the obstacles put by Morocco to hamper the visit by the UN chief and his personal envoy to the region.

"The Kingdom of Morocco challenged the decisions and authority of the United Nations Security Council by the expulsion of the political and administrative staffs of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the flagrant and repetitive violations of the military agreement number one of the ceasefire signed by the two sides in 1991, under the aegis of the UN/OAU (AU)," the Polisario Front deplored.

It also regretted "the failure of UN efforts in Western Sahara because of the blind support of France to Moroccan colonization within the Security Council."

The Polisario called on France to "assume its responsibilities towards the consequences of such tension and risks in the region."

It denounced Morocco's attempts to flood the region with illegal drug, which is the main financial source for terrorist and organized crime groups.

The Polisario expressed its willingness to cooperate with the United Nations in its efforts to achieve decolonization in Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa. (SPS)