ALGIERS – Algeria reaffirms that the conflict in Western Sahara is a question of decolonization that can only be resolved through the application of international law, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) said on Saturday.
“The conflict in Western Sahara is a question of decolonization which can only be resolved through the application of international law and the well-established doctrine of the United Nations and the African Union in the matter, that is to say – to say the authentic exercise by the Saharawi people of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the provisions of resolution 1514 (XV) granting independence to colonial countries and peoples, including the international community celebrates the 60th anniversary this year, ”the statement said.
In this context, it is added, the Trump´s proclamation of December 4, announced on the 10th, is “without legal effect, because it contravenes all the resolutions of the United Nations and in particular those of the Security Council on the question of the Sahara. Western, the last being resolution 2548 of October 30, 2020, drafted and defended by the American “pen-holder”.
And the MAE to warn that it (the proclamation) “could undermine the de-escalation efforts deployed in all directions in order to prepare the ground for the launch of a real political process and to convince the two parties in conflict, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front, of the need to engage, without conditions, on the path of dialogue, under the aegis of the United Nations, supported by the African Union “.
Algeria, whose position leans against international legality against the logic of force and dubious markets, reiterates its unwavering support for the just cause of the Saharawi people, concludes the MFA press release.