Continuation of peace process as it is now makes Sahrawi people lose trust in UN (Representative of F. POLISARIO to UN)

New York (UN), 10 April 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, has warned that the continuation of the peace process in its current form and the absence of real will on the part of the Security Council, to push for a peaceful solution to the process of decolonization, causes the Saharawi people to lose their trust in the UN-led process to end the decolonization of Western Sahara.

The Saharawi diplomat pointed out in an interview with the German newspaper, that the absence of impetus by the International Community plays in favour of Morocco and its attempt to maintain the status quo and prolong the suffering of the Saharawi people to impose its illegal occupation of parts of Western Sahara.

Relating to the peace plan agreed between the parties in 1988, Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO, the member of the Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat recalled that the Security Council reaffirmed its request to reach a political solution acceptable to both parties to ensure that the Saharan people exercise their right to self-determination.

With regard to the negotiations between the parties, the Representative of the Frente POLISARIO stressed their importance as a way to reach a peaceful solution. However, he underlined that the exclusive owner of the right to self-determination is the Saharawi people, who must exercise its right in a free, direct and democratic manner in accordance with international norms and practices.

In the face of international inaction and the prolongation of the occupation to Western Sahara, he insisted that the Sahrawi people will never accept this unfair situation under any justification and warned that the status quo is dangerous and unsustainable for the region. (SPS)