PUSL.- Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been made aware of the growing tension between the Western Sahara and Morocco, arising from a dispute on the buffer zone.
In a statement on today, 12th November 2020, the President has asked the two countries to ease tensions and return to negotiations.
He further urges all the parties to uphold the Settlement Plan, which provides for “a cease-fire” and the holding of a referendum for the people of Western Sahara to exercise their right to self-determination.
President Ramaphosa also called upon the United Nation’s Secretary-General to urgently appoint a Special Envoy to the Western Sahara to address all the underlying causes of tensions and assist with finding lasting peace in that region.
In this Statement President Ramaphosa urges the parties to “uphold the Settlement plan” referring to the Referendum on Self determination that has been continuously blocked by Morocco and calls on Guterres, General Secretary of the UN to address the “underlying causes of the tension” meaning the opening of an illegal breach by Morocco in the Buffer Zone.