Permanent Office of National Secretariat reiterates willingness to resume direct negotiations with Kingdom of Morocco

Shaheed El-Hafed, May 7, 2018 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has renewed the readiness of the Polisario Front to cooperate constructively for the immediate resumption of direct negotiations with the Kingdom of Morocco, without preconditions and in good faith, to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

The Permanent Office, chaired by President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, noted "the support received by the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Horst Koehler, for the immediate commencement of the negotiating process, expressing hope that the Security Council would act on the basis of this resolution to force the Kingdom of Morocco to comply with international legitimacy and put an end to its policies of intransigence, obstruction and blackmail, and thus accelerate the completion of the task of MINURSO, namely, to organize a referendum on the self-determination of the Saharawi people, through a free, just and fair referendum. "

The Permanent Office confirmed that "the Kingdom of Morocco, since its illegal military invasion of Western Sahara on October 31, 1975, has been a stumbling block to international efforts, which is manifested in many aspects, such as obstructing the referendum on self-determination, expelling the civilian component of the MINURSO, its flagrant violation of the Ceasefire Agreement and the Military Agreement No. 1 in the Guerguerat region, and its refusal to implement the UN Security Council resolution to send a technical mission to address Problems arising from that breach ". (SPS)