"Following AU membership, Morocco is urged to fully implement Peace Plan in Western Sahara," says Gali

Addis Ababa, February 02, 2017 (SPS) - Following its membership in the African Union (AU), Morocco is urged to efficiently contribute to the implementation of the UN-OAU (currently AU) Peace Plan for the decolonization of Western Sahara, and respect for the sovereignty of the Sahrawi Republic on its territory, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Gali stressed in Addis Ababa.

"Following its membership in the AU, Morocco is urged to actively the efforts made by both organizations (AU and UN) to seek a lasting, just and sustainable solution to the Western Sahara conflict, a solution that guarantees respect for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination, Sahrawi press agency SPS reported Wednesday.

Sahrawi President stressed "the AU remains an important guarantor, by the side of the UN, for the implementation of the Peace Plan, delayed over the years by the hindrances put by Morocco, and the full settlement of the conflict between two members of the continental organization."

Following his talks with the new UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres in Addis Ababa, on the sidelines of the 28th AU Heads of State and Government Summit which kicked off Monday, the Sahrawi President said that MINURSO “must be able to carry out its mission properly to enable the Sahrawi people to freely determine their future.”

The Sahrawi President, also Secretary General of the Polisario Front, denounced “the continuing Moroccan human rights violations in the occupied areas of Western Sahara,” calling on UN to take an action in the face of this “unacceptable” situation. SPS