Brahim Ghali reiterates calls on UN to assume its responsibilities

Smara (refugee camps), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, reiterated Thursday his call on the United Nations and the Security Council to "assume full responsibility" to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination at a time when the UN has still not appointed a new Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

The President of the Republic reiterated, in his official speech during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in the province of Smara in the Saharawi refugee camps, that "the Popular Front for the Liberation of Segia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario) could not be involved in any effort that does not fully respect the sacred rights of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, like all colonial peoples and countries."

"The Saharawi people are determined to defend their legitimate rights by all means guaranteed by international legitimacy," said Ghali calling on the international community to "assume its responsibilities" in the face of the ongoing provocations by the Moroccan occupier that could lead, he said, to "a military confrontation".

The SG of the Polisario Front also seized the opportunity to call "once again" on the United Nations and the Security Council in particular to "assume full responsibility" to end to all these practices, including the flagrant and continuous violation by Morocco of the ceasefire and the Military Agreement No. 1.

He further urged the UN to "exert the necessary pressure to immediately apply the Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations," with the independence of the colonised countries at the top of the agenda, and to allow MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum on Self-Determination in Western Sahara) to "accomplish its tasks.."

"It is high time to wind up suffering of the Saharawi people who have shown great patience and perseverance," said the President of the Saharawi Republic in the same respect. (SPS)

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