Sao Paulo Forum reiterates its solidarity with the POLISARIO Front and the Saharawi Republic (SADR)

Caracas, Venezuela (SPS) .- In a warm atmosphere of joy and commitment to the cause of the Saharawi people, this Sunday, July 28, in the Venezuelan capital, the debates of the XXV Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP) were concluded, with the participation of around 700 delegates, representing more than 400 delegations of political parties, movements and social organizations, and academics, from 70 countries, who unanimously passed a resolution of solidarity with the POLISARIO Front and the Saharaui Republic (SADR).

The Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean of the SADR, Mansur Omar, and the Ambassador to Venezuela, Mohamed Salem Daha, participated in the debates and multiple bilateral meetings with a wide range of political and social forces, who reiterated their friendship and support to the struggle of the Saharawi people for their full independence and sovereignty, and their right to self-determination, in the face of the illegal and illegitimate occupation of Morocco of their national territory.

The text of the mentioned resolution mentions the following;

Resolution of solidarity with the POLISARIO Front and the Saharawi Republic

The delegates of the XXV Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum, meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, from July 25 to 28, 2019

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the unfair situation experienced by the Saharawi people since Spain, as a colonizing power, retired, in 1976, from what was its Sahara province, breaching its commitments to the United Nations and the Saharawi people, which caused the invasion and division of this territory by Morocco and Mauritania, with the consequent civil exodus of hundreds of thousands of people, thus generating a humanitarian crisis unprecedented in the country’s history,

WHEREAS the military invasion of Western Sahara, by Morocco, constituted a flagrant violation of the Opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague of October 16, 1975, of UN resolution 1514 (XV), concerning the principle of self-determination of the colonial peoples and countries, and of the other resolutions of the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on the non-autonomous territory of Western Sahara,

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the serious situation of the Saharawi civilian population under Moroccan occupation in the Occupied Areas of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR),

RECALLING our commitments to the fight against colonialism, imperialism, expansionism and any form of injustice wherever it is committed,

WE DECLARE

1- Our unrestricted support for the just struggle of the Saharawi people for their freedom, sovereignty and national independence, under the direction of their legitimate representative, the POLISARIO Front and the government of the Saharawi Republic (SADR).

2- Our strong condemnation of the murders, rapes, torture, deportations and aggressions of the Moroccan repressive bodies and other human rights violations of the Saharawi civilian population and we demand the immediate and unconditional release of the Gdeim Izik Group and all the prisoners of Saharawi conscience, as well as the clarification of the fate of the more than 600 missing politicians of that sister town and asks the United Nations Human Rights Council to get involved in this situation in defense of the right of this people and to exert the necessary pressures to Stop these violations.

3- Our strongest rejection of the illegal exploitation of Saharawi natural resources by the occupying power, and we demand that governments and companies that participate in this activity, contrary to international law, cease their participation immediately. In addition, we condemn the fishing and agriculture agreements signed by the European Union with Morocco in violation of the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union, dated February 27, 2018, in which the illegality of said agreements is pointed out, because Morocco It has neither the administration nor the sovereignty over Western Sahara, and we consider that any investment or financing of projects in that occupied territory is a financing of the Moroccan occupation and a stimulus to the blockade of the United Nations (UN) peace process. and of the African Union (UA).

4- The urgent need to implement a mechanism, under the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), to monitor impartially and independently the serious situation of the constant abuse of the Moroccan occupation forces against the freedom of the Saharawi civilian population.

5- Our demand to the International Community to end the military occupation of the territory of Western Sahara, enabling the exercise of the right to self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people through a fair, clean and impartial referendum organized by the Nations United (UN) and the African Union (UA).

6- Our strongest condemnation of what the Wall of Shame built by the Moroccan aggressor means, along 2720 km, with the objective of dividing the Saharawi people and their lands and that constitutes the longest active military wall in the world, with more than 5 million antipersonnel mines.

7- Our demand to the Security Council and the United Nations Organization to respect and guarantee the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence as required by the resolutions of the United Nations itself.

8- Our condemnation of the dilatory maneuvers of the Moroccan expansionist regime with the complicity of France that prevents the exercise of the right to freedom of our brothers and sisters the Saharawi people.

9- Our complaint to the constant obstacles that Morocco has placed on MINURSO’s action and to the Special Envoys of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and request to the UN Security Council to urgently promote the negotiation process between Morocco and the POLISARIO Front for the achievement of a peaceful solution, which guarantees the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people.

10- Call all countries that have not done so to recognize the Saharawi Republic (SADR), in support of their legitimate rights of sovereignty over their land and resources.

The Saharawi Delegation was accompanied by the Ecuadorian Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People (AEAPS) and the Chilean Association of Friendship with the SADR, whose representatives Pablo de la Vega and Esteban Silva, respectively, supported the efforts of the Saharawi spokespersons in the XXV FSP meeting. Similarly, the Venezuelan Association of Solidarity with the Sahara (ASOVESSA) and the Sahara Libre Foundation of Venezuela, attended to hundreds of visitors who visited a stand at a popular fair at the Teresa Carreño Theater, which included a photographic exhibition and projection of a documentary about the life of the Saharawi people in the refugee camps in Tindouf.

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