AU is called to fulfill its responsibility regard the Sahrawi question

Chahid El Hafed , March 09, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali, said Tuesday, in his speech, by videoconference at the high-level meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union that "the African Union is called upon to fulfill its responsibility to play an essential role with regard to this African issue."

“To say that the Union should not play a leading role in this matter together with the United Nations is a statement contrary to historical truth and contradicts the responsibility of the African Union to uphold its principles and objectives, as the body that laid the foundations on which the 1991 UN / OAU joint settlement plan was based, ”Brahim Gali reaffirmed in its address.

Sahrawi President pointed out that the persistent Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and the continuous obstruction of international efforts forced the Saharawi people to take up arms, as a legitimate right protected by international conventions.

He underlined that SADR holds the Kingdom of Morocco fully responsible for this new escalation and the threat it represents to peace and stability in the region. SPS