Polisario Front renews support for international efforts aimed at decolonization of Western Sahara

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), November 13, 2017 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front met on Saturday and Sunday in its 5th and 6th ordinary sessions, chaired by Secretary-General, President of the Republic, Brahim Gali, has renewed its willingness to cooperate with the international efforts aimed at the decolonization of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, in accordance with the charter and resolutions of the United Nations and African Union.

In a statement, the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front underlined the need for a full and urgent implementation of Resolution 2351 of the UN Security Council, in particular the part of the resolution related to the ceasefire agreement and Military Agreement No. 1, in the light of the serious events resulting from the flagrant Moroccan violation in Elgargarat region, stressing that any delay in the treatment of the situation could threaten to return to tension and confrontation.

It reiterated the need for MINURSO to adhere to the principles and norms that govern peace missions in the world, and demanded the immediate and unconditional return of the AU component to the mission.

It called on the UN and the AU to act energetically to impose a just and democratic solution, based on the urgent implementation of the terms of the UN-AU settlement plan of 1991, signed by both parties and ratified by the UN Security Council, establishing a date for the organization of a free and fair referendum that allows the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. (SPS)