Frente POLISARIO representative to the UN meets with UNSG Assistant for Peace Operations

New York, May 08, 2019 (SPS) -. The representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, met Tuesday with the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

During the meeting, the Saharawi diplomat conveyed to the UN head, the POLISARIO's position on several issues related to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the United Nations peace process in the Western Sahara.

On April 30, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2468 (2019), through which it decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months, inviting the parties to the conflict, the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco, to resume negotiations under the auspices of the UN with a view to reaching a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that guarantees the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

Following the resolution, the Frente POLISARIO issued a statement in which it took note of the affirmation by the Security Council of its commitment to move forward with the United Nations peace process in Western Sahara despite strong opposition to who seek to maintain the status quo.

The Frente POLISARIO also reaffirmed its sincere and constructive cooperation with the efforts of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy, President Horst Köhler, as well as his willingness to participate constructively in direct negotiations between the parties.SPS