Polisario Front draws attention of UN Security Council to consequences of European-Moroccan agreement

New York (United Nations), January 20, 2019 (SPS) - Following a vote by the European Parliament on the amended agricultural agreement between the European Union and Morocco, Representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ammar, has sent a letter to Ambassador José Singer Weisinger, Special Envoy of the Dominican Republic to the Security Council, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Council for this month.

In the letter, the Polisario Front drew the attention of the members of the United Nations Security Council to the serious threat posed by the European Union's attempts to include the occupied Sahrawi territories in its trade agreements with Morocco and the consequences that could undermine the prospects for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Western Sahara under the current endeavors of the Security Council and the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General  

The Polisario Front warned that the European Parliament's decision to approve the amended EU-Morocco agricultural agreement, including the occupied Sahrawi territories, would have a negative impact on the UN-led political process by encouraging Morocco to continue its illegal occupation of parts of Western Sahara.

In this regard, the Polisario Front urged the Security Council to call upon the European Union to reconsider this short-sighted and negative position, calling on the Europeans to rethink their recent decision and to immediately cease all trade agreements involving the Western Sahara territory and instead to support the United Nations path in a serious and constructive way.

Finally, Polisario Front renewed its commitment to the United Nations-led political process as a framework that would lead to a just and lasting solution that would enable the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, while stressing their firm and steadfast commitment to defend the rights and interests of the Sahrawi people, including, if necessary, resort to appropriate judicial proceedings. (SPS)