Ban Ki-Moon's visit to region reveals "open confrontation" between Morocco, international community

 ALGIERS-The United Nations Secretary General's Ban ki-moon's visit to the Sahrawi occupied territories and the Sahrawi refugee camps, that revealed "the direct and open" between Morocco and the international community, and Morocco's attempts" to shirk away its commitments part of the UN-AU resolution plan of 1991, the Sahrawi Foreign Ministry Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed Wednesday.

The Sahrawi FM stated that Ban ki-Moon's recent visit to the region "reveals confrontation between Morocco and the international community, because of the illegal Moroccan occupation of some parties of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic's territories, its attempts to shirk away its commitments part of the UN-AU resolution plan of 1991," the Sahrawi FM stressed at a conference held at the Embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algiers.

"Morocco seeks to undermine the UN resolution plan for the self-determination referendum. Therefore, it is isolated regionally, continentally and internationally," affirmed the Sahrawi official, adding that "Morocco's attempts to undermine the efforts of the international community for decolonization of the last colony in Africa and its rejection to conform to the peace agreement inked with the Sahrawi party and the international legality, tainted it with the status of the Apartheid system in South Africa."

     Some powers "immorally support" occupation

The "direct and open confrontation" between the Moroccan occupier and the international community are the result of Morocco's attempts to undermine the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara. France, permanent member of the Security Council, "immorally supports" Morocco, he recalled.  

"Morocco benefits from shameful and irresponsible indulgence of Spain, widely recognized as an administrating power of Western Sahara, in accordance with the UN charter and provisions of the judicial notice of the UN in 2002," Ould Salek stated.

This position of France and Spain has undermined the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, established by the UN to hold the self-determination referendum, six months after the entry into force of the ceasefire agreement, in accordance with the provisions of the UN-AU resolution plan of 1991," Ould Salek stated.