Process of peaceful settlement of conflict seriously deviated from its path

El Aaiun (refugee camps), 8 August 2022 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the last few years had been marked by a serious deviation from the process of peaceful settlement of the Sahrawi conflict between Morocco and the Sahrawi Republic, indicating that the return to armed struggle "was a legitimate reaction to several developments, not least the stubbornness of Morocco which has ignored international legality.

The President of the Republic pointed out in his speech at the closing of the 4th Congress of the Union of Sahrawi Students that the resumption of the armed struggle ... "has resulted in an important popular momentum, which has involved different social categories, including youth and students ...".

"We have experienced, in recent years, a serious deviation from the process of peaceful settlement of the Moroccan-Sahrawi conflict, to which known parties at the level of the Security Council have contributed, which continue to encourage the policy of systematic obstruction adopted by the Moroccan state of occupation," said President Ghali.

The degree of stubbornness of Morocco, encouraged by a deafening silence at the level of the United Nations, caused "the torpedoing of the ceasefire agreement on November 13, 2020, and promoted an escalation of the colonial hostile expansionist policy, reflected in the oppression, the state of siege, the plundering of natural wealth and the illegal organization of several activities in the Sahrawi territories.

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