UNGA stresses its responsibilities towards Sahrawi people, solution must be based on exercise of self-determination

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New York, 14 December 2019 (SPS) – The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on approved a new resolution affirming its responsibilities towards the Sahrawi people and its inalienable right to self-determination.

The United Nations General Assembly, as responsible for decolonization issues, renews the position of the international community that does not recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara at a time when France is trying from within the Security Council to change the legal nature of the Sahrawi issue to prevent the Sahrawi people from their independence and sovereignty over their ancestral lands in clear conspiracy with the Moroccan occupier.

The unanimous vote by the UN General Assembly, which includes 193 countries, reflects the international community’s adherence to legitimacy in the issue of Western Sahara, on which this resolution was adopted today as an issue of decolonization.

It should be noted that the Fourth Committee approved this resolution in October, under the theme “Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.”

After the UN General Assembly approved this resolution, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, stated that “the United Nations and the African Union are required today to conclude that the Moroccan occupier does not care about international resolutions and does not respect his obligations signed with the Sahrawi party under their supervision, therefore they must compel it to end its unlawful occupation of parts of the land of the Sahrawi Republic and respect for its internationally recognized borders after the world ascertained that Morocco is preventing MINURSO from organizing a self-determination referendum because it is sure that the Sahrawi people adhere to their right to independence for which they have sacrificed caravans of martyrs ”

“The Sahrawi people will assume their responsibilities in legitimate self-defense and will not accept further procrastination aimed at derailing the national cause and its legal nature,” the Minister said.

In this regard, Ould Salek added, “the Polisario Front will reconsider its involvement in the political process led by the United Nations as a result of the abhorrent and shameful collusion from within the Security Council with the Moroccan occupier”