President of Republic: Polisario Front worried about non-return of Minurso's civil staff

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Khatri Addouh expressed Polisario Front's worry following Morocco's refusal to allow the civil staff of the MINURSO resume full functions, in accordance with resolution 2285 (2016) of the Security Council. 

"In a letter to Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Addouh regretted that "after two months from the adoption of the Council of Security's resolution 2285 (2016) on Western Sahara, no progress has been notice in the process conducted by the UN to find a just, fair and peaceful solution ensuring self-determination of the Sahrawi people, in accordance with resolution 1514 of the General Assembly of the United Nations and its settlement plan, approved by Security Council in its resolutions 658 (1990) and 690 (1991)." 

"We have not noticed progress in the return of the MINURSO's civil staff to fulfil the duty it has been assigned by the Security Council, namely holding a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara. The UN enable Morocco pursue its attempts to threaten and undermine the independence and credibility of MINURSO," Addouh stressed in his letter. 

He added that the Polisario Front opposes the "technical meeting" that brought together representatives of the UN and Morocco on 10 June 2016, for the first time in the occupied town of El Ayoune. (SPS)