UN efforts to end Western Sahara conflict face Moroccan occupation intransigence and its allies within the Security Council (Sahrawi diplomat)

France, June 25,  2019 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in France, Mr. Abbi Bashraya, stressed that the efforts exerted by the United Nations and its Personal Envoy, former German President Horst Köhler, for the decolonization of Western Sahara were all met with obstinacy and obstruction by Morocco with a strong support from France through its passive role within the UN Security Council in influencing all decisions that would push the peace process to a just final solution to the issue.

Abbi Bashraya  broached the French Council of Rize on the latest developments of the Sahara issue, giving to them  the legal situation of Western Sahara, which the United Nations General Assembly in its resolutions of 1979 and 1980 recognized the Moroccan presence as an illegal occupation to territory.

he highlighted the tragedy of the Moroccan invasion of Western Sahara, the displacement of thousands of Sahrawi families, the arrests and kidnappings of many unarmed civilians, the suffering caused by the wall of shame that divides Western Sahara into two parts,  surrounded by millions of anti-personnel and tankers mines, which annually leave dozens of victims of different ages.SPS

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