President of Republic affirms readiness to cooperate with UN chief, envoy to complete decolonization process

Boumerdes (Algeria), August 5, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali on Saturday in Boumerdes (50 km east of Algiers) called for the end of the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara," affirming "his full readiness to cooperate" with the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy in a view to completing Western Sahara decolonization process.

In his opening address at the 9th Polisario Front-SADR Officers' Summer University, the Sahrawi President advocated the immediate implementation of the International Security Council's Resolution 2414 calling for the resumption of direct negotiations between the two parties (Polisario Front - Morocco),- without preconditions and in good faith-, in order to put an end to Western Sahara conflict in accordance with the principles and the UN Charter and the African Union (AU).”

Ghali also voiced his satisfaction with the "successive, direct and clear rulings of the CJEU, which have reinforced a series of decisions and recommendations issued by the UN and the AU that confirm that SADR and Morocco are two separate countries and that no agreement with Morocco can include Western Sahara territory and its territorial waters."

"The ECJ rulings clearly confirm that such practice constitutes a blatant violation of the exercise of the right to self-determination," stressed the Sharawi President, denouncing "the attempts of certain parties within the European Union (EU) to circumvent these decisions," which represents, according to Ghali, infringement of the European law, international law and international human rights law (IHL)."

The Sahrawi people, under the leadership of their only legitimate representative, the Polisario Front, "will employ all the legal means to counter these illegal practices used by the Moroccan occupation in the occupied territories, which promote the expansionist policies, aggression, violation of human rights and looting of natural resources,” pointed out Ghali. (SPS)