Polisario Front calls on Security Council to reopen talks

New York, June 3, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front called Saturday the Security Council, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his personal envoy Horst Kohler to “organize direct negotiations between the parties of the Sahrawi conflict, Morocco and Western Sahara, as soon as possible and in accordance with the last resolution 2414,” reiterating “its full willingness to start direct talks, without prerequisites, with Rabat that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.”

In a letter sent by the representation of the Polisario Front to the United Nations, to head of the Security Council, whose rotating presidency is ensured by ambassador and permanent representative of Russia Vassily Nebenzia, the Polisario Front reiterated “its full willingness to start direct talks, without prerequisites, with Morocco that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, in accordance with the resolution 2414 of the Security Council, adopted on 27 April 2018.”

The Polisario Front considered, in its letter sent to the Security Council, that “the resolution 2412 was a strong signal and a glimmer of hope for the Sahrawi people to see the Security Council fully assuming its responsibilities in the decolonization process of Western Sahara,” Africa’s last colony.

In this regard, the Polisario Front said that “the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by six months, whose main mission is to ensure the organization of a referendum on self-determination in cooperation with the African Union, is in itself a positive point.”

The Polisario Front, which reiterated its full and ongoing commitment to the resolutions taken by the Security Council relating to Western Sahara, including the resolution 2414 approved by the Security Council on 27 April 2018, renewed its willingness to fully cooperate with the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his personal envoy. (SPS)

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