POLISARIO 15th Congress to open today in the liberated Tifariti amid distinct foreign participation

Tifariti (liberated territories), Dec 19, 2019 (SPS) - The Fifteenth Congress of the Frente POLISARIO, which bears the name of the Martyr Bujari Ahmed, will open Today in the liberated town of Tifariti under the title "struggle, firmness and sacrifice to complete the sovereignty of the Saharawi state", in the presence of more than 300 foreign participants and 2400 Saharawi delegates.

A source of the Preparatory Committee told SPS that more than foreign journalists expected to attend the Congress includes representatives of Algerian and Spanish media as well as correspondents of prominent television channels.

The Congress will be attended by 2400 Saharawi delegates including 60 delegates representing the occupied territories and more than 200 foreign participants from various countries: from Algeria, Mauritania, South Africa Ghana, Angola, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Switzerland, Spain, representatives of Spanish parties members of the European Parliament, , El Salvador, Zimbabwe, Germany, Cuba, Brazil, Japan, Nigeria and Uganda.

The Congress of the Frente Polisario is the supreme body of the people. It decides on the major tasks of the political, organizational, military, social, economic, and diplomatic, media, cultural and other areas of the national struggle.

The Congress is held every three years in a regular session be postponed once for 1 years as a maximum. The participants in the Congress are: activists elected from both sexes, members of the National Secretariat and government, ambassadors, local political officials, members of the General Staff of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army, delegates elected from every military region, representatives of mass and student organizations, heads of the municipalities, delegates representing the Saharawi community abroad.

It evaluates the phase between two congresses, decides a program of national action, review the provisions of the POLISARIO Frente’s basic law and constitution of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, elect secretary general for the Frente POLISARIO and members of its National Secretariat, which is the leadership body responsible for the struggle of the Saharawi people between tow congresses.

Since its establishment on 10 May 1973, the Frente POLISARIO has hold 14 congresses. Each one was a new turning point in the path to acquaintance with requirements of the time of its holding, in a way that maintain the continuity of the liberation struggle and efforts for the national construction. SPS