Polisario Front and British organization discuss situation in Western Sahara

London, 25 February 2022 (SPS) - The Polisario Front representative in Europe and to the European Union (EU), Oubi Bouchraya Bachir, discussed with members of the British organization of solidarity with the Saharawi people "Western Sahara Campaign" developments on the ground in Western Sahara during a working visit to the UK.

During this meeting, the two parties reviewed the evolution of the situation on the ground in Western Sahara, in particular the ongoing state of war since November 13, 2020 and the negative role of the UN Security Council which contributed to the failure of the UN-AU settlement plan and the intransigence of the Moroccan occupier.

The meeting also discussed the visit of the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, to the region and the complex conditions he faces in light of the approach that the UN Security Council continues to adopt and which encourages the Moroccan occupation to undermine the decolonization plan and break the ceasefire, this in addition to the threat to peace, security and stability in the region of North Africa and Sahel.

After revealing the situation in the occupied territories and the serious human rights crisis, the two parties discussed at length the issue of natural resources and the legal battle that the Polisario Front is waging before the European courts to stop the illegal exploitation by the Moroccan occupation and its European partners.

Finally, the two parties emphasized "the continuation of efforts and coordination of work to adapt with the European action program, specifically that of the European Coordination for Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO) to defend the Sahrawi people and raise awareness of international opinion on its struggle for freedom and independence.