Sahrawi people reject all solution outside self-determination right

Geneva (Switzerland), December 9, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front representative in Switzerland Omeima Mahmoud Abdel Salam renewed the rejection of the Sahrawi people and its sole representative, the Polisario Front, of all solutions outside their inalienable right to self-determination, so that they can express themselves in a just, democratic and transparent manner on Western Sahara future under the UN auspices.

In an interview with "Tres Puntos" radio after the round table held Wednesday and Thursday in Geneva, the Sahrawi diplomat said that "the Sahrawi people ask the international community only to guarantee the exercise of its right to self-determination, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council."

She also recalled that "the Sahrawi people had made great sacrifices for their freedom and the sovereignty of their State, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, over all of its territory and its natural resources," regretting "France’s attempts at the UN Security Council to thwart any initiative to enable our people to exercise their legitimate rights and put an end to their sufferings."

Moreover, the Sahrawi diplomat condemned the negative role played by the EU Commission and Council through their illegal involvement with the Moroccan occupation in the systematic plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources. According to her, this is a flagrant violation of international law and judgments of the European Union Court of Justice.

The discussions took place in an "atmosphere of serious commitment, of openness and mutual respect," said a statement on Thursday released at the end of Geneva round table on Western Sahara. (SPS)