Frente Polisario is left with no option but to reconsider its engagement in UN peace process (Frente Polisario)

Bir-Lahlou, 30 October 2019 (SPS) – The UN peace process in Western Sahara is at a critical juncture and the Frente Polisario is left with no option but to reconsider its engagement in the process, said the Frente Polisario in a statement following the Security Council adoption on MINURSO resolution‏.

The following is the full text of the statement:

“Bir Lehlou, Liberated Territories of Western Sahara– 30 October 2019

The adoption of Security Council resolution 2494 (2019), without any concrete actions to advance the UN peace process, is a deeply regrettable and unacceptable return to ‘business as usual’ on Western Sahara and deals a serious blow to the political momentum that the Security Council built and maintained over the past 18 months. By failing to follow through on its commitment to end the status quo and demand that Morocco terminate its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, the Security Council has missed another opportunity to prevent the UN peace process from collapsing. In the face of the UN Secretariat and the Security Council’s repeated failure to prevent Morocco from dictating the terms of the peace process and the UN’s role in Western Sahara, the Frente POLISARIO is left with no option but to reconsider its engagement in the peace process as a whole.

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