Baku, Oct. 25 (EFE) .- The interim president of Algeria, Abdelkader Bensalah, today called on the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to expedite the appointment of a new special envoy for Western Sahara.
“Algeria urges the UN Secretary General to accelerate the appointment of a new special envoy to continue (the work) based on previous achievements (…),” he said at the XVIII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). .
Bensalah praised “the continued position of the NAM in supporting the rights of the Saharawis”, and urged the heads of State and Government present at the summit, which opened today in the Azerbaijani capital, to continue with this position.
PUSL.- During the night and dawn of 19-20 July the Moroccan occupation authorities brutally invested against the Saharawi population who took to the streets after the victory of the Algerian team in the CAN (African Cup of Nations).
The young Sabah ment Ozman, 23, was struck by a vehicle of the occupation forces on Smara Avenue in El Aaiun, and was immediately killed. It was not until one o’clock in the morning when the news of the young woman’s death was reported on social networks and confirmed shortly afterwards to PUSL by sources on the ground, members of the Nushatta Foundation and Codapso.
Reports of police attacks continued throughout the night. The number of total injured is not confirmed. Children and young people who filled the streets to celebrate the Algerian victory and also demand the independence of the Sahara were not spared.
PUSL.- Thousands of Sahrawis filled the streets of the cities occupied by Morocco in Western Sahara.
The Sahrawi population went out to express their joy at the victory of the Algerian team and passage to the final of the African Football Cup (CAF) and simultaneously demanding the self-determination and independence of Western Sahara.
Algerian and Saharawi flags were displayed by the population shouting “1,2,3 vive l’Algerie” (1,2,3 live in Algeria) and “Labadil Labadil Antakrir al Massir” (there is no other solution but self-determination).
Shortly after the demonstrations began the Moroccan occupation forces began to dismantle and attack the demonstrators.
Abdelkader Messahel, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic on a working visit to South Africa on 29 August 2018, was received by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and after the meetings held, they issued a joint statement reaffirming the solidarity and support of both countries to the people of Western Sahara and to the people of Palestine in their struggles for independence and sovereignty.
The two ministers recalled the historical and fraternal ties between South Africa and Algeria, recognizing that this connection was cemented during the period of the liberation struggle against colonialism and apartheid when Algeria supported and trained cadres of the liberation movement including the ex- President Nelson Mandela.
The meeting took place in the year of Nelson Mandela’s Centennial celebrations.
During their extensive exchange of views on bilateral, continental and international issues, the ministers reaffirmed their countries position on Western Sahara, namely the realization of the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people, the decolonization of Western Sahara and the rapid resolution of the conflict in the context of international legality. Read more
Algeria takes note of the new resolution on the Question of Western Sahara that the United Nations Security Council has just adopted.
It notes with great satisfaction that this resolution reaffirms, once more, with clarity, in its preamble and in its operative part, that there is no other solution to this conflict, than that which ensures the exercise by the people of the Sahara Western to its inalienable right to self-determination.
It can therefore only welcome the full support of the Security Council to the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy to revive, with a new dynamic and a new spirit, negotiations with a view to reaching a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. Read more