Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), February 10, 2020 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, at the request of the latter as part of the official consultations between the Saharawi party and the United Nations.
During the meeting held on the sidelines of the 33rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, President Brahim Ghali transferred to the UN Secretary General the firm position of the Polisario Front’s firm position on the UN peace process in Western Sahara, stressing that the Sahrawi people have lost their confidence in the UN and its mission deployed in the territory to end the decolonization process, confirming that the Sahrawi party will not take part in any process that does not respect the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, as required by the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council.
For his part, Mr. Guterres expressed the commitment of the UN to work to advance the political process in Western Sahara, expressing his hope to appoint a personal envoy in the shortest possible time.
PUSL.- In a letter addressed to UN secretary General, the Saharawi president Brahim Ghali urges the UN to take steps for the closure of the illegal breach in the buffer strip in the area of Guerguerat, a clear violation of all agreements signed with the UN and between Polisario Front and Morocco.
Letter to UN secretary General published by Sahara Press Service:
“H.E. Mr António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations
United Nations, New York
Bir Lehlou, 15 January 2020
The Frente POLISARIO noted, with surprise and dissatisfaction, the statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Western Sahara dated 11 January 2020 and the statement given by the Spokesman for the Secretary-General during his daily press briefing on 13 January 2020 regarding the unlawful passing of the so-called “Africa Eco Race” through occupied Western Sahara.
Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 30 December 2019 (SPS)– The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, addressed a letter on the 28th of December to the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. António Guterres, stressing that the UN needs to do more to restore the confidence of our people in the UN peace process in Western Sahara.
He indicated in the letter, which will be distributed to members of the UN Security Council, that there are various specific measures the UN needs to implement to restore the lost confidence of the people of Western Sahara in the process.
On the other hand, Brahim Ghali affirmed that while Polisario “reiterates continued commitment to a peaceful solution to the conflict, it can never be a partner in any process that does not fully respect and provide for the exercise by the people of Western Sahara of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence in accordance with General Assembly and Security Council relevant resolutions.”
President Ghali Visits Panama, Invited for the investiture of the New President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen
Panama City (Panama) June 30, 2019 (SPS) – The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Ghali, arrived on Saturday in the Panamanian capital at the invitation of the government of that country to participate in the ceremony of transmission of presidential command and investiture of the new President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen.
The President of the Republic was received at the Tocumen International Airport by representatives of the Panamanian National Authorities, where a military unit on duty gave him military honors, before addressing the Panamanian and international press invited for the inauguration of the new Panamanian president .
The President of the Republic, in statements to the press, reaffirmed the strength of historical relations between the Republic of Panama and the Saharawi Republic, reiterating the desire to further consolidate these relations, and expressed his gratitude for this invitation. Read more
PUSL / SPS.- Katrin Jakobsdóttir Prime Minister of Iceland, who received the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, expressed on Wednesday her country’s support for the efforts towards a solution based on respect for international legality and United Nations resolutions for Western Sahara.
The meeting focused on the latest developments on this issue and the United Nations efforts to bring the process of decolonization of Western Sahara to a successful conclusion, in addition to the action of the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, ex-president Horst Köhler, to find a solution to allow the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.
Furthermore, the Saharawi President informed the prime minister of the intransigence of the Kingdom of Morocco and the violation of the latter of its commitments concerning the holding of the referendum of self-determination, as agreed by the parties under the supervision of the Security Council. Read more
Havana, December 3, 2018 (SPS) – The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, arrived Sunday evening at the Republic of Cuba on a three-day official visit, during which he will meet with high authorities of the Cuban State.
The President was received by several Cuban government officials, headed by Mr. Rogelio Sierra Díaz, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, in the presence of Mr. Clara Bolido, Ambassador of Cuba accredited to the Saharawi Republic.
In the program of activities of the Saharawi President, includes, in addition to official talks with the Cuban authorities, the tribute to José Martí, the Cuban National Hero.
The president is accompanied by a delegation composed of Mansur Omar, Delegate Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Latin America, Malainin Tganam Saharawi Ambassador in Cuba and Abdati Breika, Councilor of the Presidency. Read more
Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the SADR), September 22, 2018 (SPS) -. The President of the Sahrawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali, called on the United Nations SG, Mr. Antonio Guterres, to intervene to put an end to the repressive practices of the Moroccan authorities and guarantee the safety and protection of Sahrawi civilians in the Occupied Areas of Western Sahara.
In a letter addressed to the United Nations SG on the recent Moroccan repression against the Saharawi demonstrators, the President of the Republic said that Morocco, through these repeated methods, does not “reflect” the real will or good faith to cooperate with the efforts of the United Nations, led by the Personal Envoy of the United Nations for Western Sahara, the former German President Horst Köhler.
“These practices constitute a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law, depriving the Saharawi people of their right to express themselves in accordance with the commandments of international law,” said the President of the Saharawi Republic. Read more