Saharawi Government expresses its strong condemnation of the Moroccan speech King

Chahid El Hafed (Refugee camps), Nov 7, 2018 (SPS) - The Government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has strongly condemned the content of the speech of the King of Morocco delivered this November 6 on the occasion of the 43 years of the Moroccan invasion of Western Sahara.

The Saharawi government in a statement published today by the Ministry of Information, reminds Morocco "that Western Sahara is not Moroccan and the Moroccan presence in the territory is only an illegal military occupation, therefore, all the practices of the state of occupation including flagrant violations of human rights, the plundering of natural resources and any political, economic, cultural and sporting activity are a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law. "

Morocco does not have legitimacy or sovereignty over the territory, "the Moroccan occupation does not determine the framework and conditions of the conflict resolution process. There are no principles or references for the resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara other than those defined in the Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations and the African Union, as a problem of decolonization, otherwise, it is an evasive and shameless maneuver, and an obstacle to the efforts of the UN to resolve the conflict, "says the Saharawi government in its statement.

In this regard, he says that "the parties to the conflict in Western Sahara are clearly and unequivocally defined in the resolutions and documents of the United Nations, namely: the Saharawi people, through their legitimate and only representative, the Frente POLISARIO and the Kingdom of Morocco "and adds that the language of arrogance in the speech of the King of Morocco and his attempt to ignore one of the parties to the conflict reflect a clear will to obstruct the efforts of the UN and intends to abort the peace process.

The Saharawi Government condemns the Moroccan policy that since its accession to the African Union, has only violated one after the other the basic law of the African Union and its principles and damage their unity and harmony.

The Saharawi Republic, condemning these practices of domination, is prepared to implement the decision of the African Union and work with the Kingdom of Morocco to resolve the dispute as two members of the continental organization, the statement said.

The Frente POLISARIO, according to the statement, has renewed its sincere disposition to cooperate with the efforts of the Secretary General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy, the former German President, Horst Köhler for a solution of the conflict that allows the free determination of the Saharawi people .SPS