quinta-feira, 16 de julho de 2009
New round of preliminary negotiations between Polisario Front and Morocco in late July (Saharawi Ambassador in Algiers)
The SADR Ambassador in Algiers, Mr. Ibrahim Ghali, said Monday that a new round of preliminary negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco "could be held in late July in a European country. "
In a statement to the press on the sidelines of a conference on "Sahrawi resistance in the occupied territories" held at the Centre for Strategic Studies of daily Echaab, Mr. Ghali said "this round will be informal and intended to Prepare for the next round of negotiations."
"The date of the next round of negotiations depends on the results of preliminary negotiations in late July," said the diplomat. Mr. Ghali has also desired that "the United Nations assume its full role in these negotiations and the personal envoy brings the party which blocks the negotiations to cooperate with the Polisario Front to move towards a fair and definitive solution to the conflict ".
Regarding the delegation representing the Polisario Front to these negotiations, the ambassador indicated it would be formed later on.
He added that the number of members of the delegation would be lower than previous delegations "as requested by the UN but count the same members who participated in previous rounds."
Finally, the Saharawi ambassador stressed that "the only claim of the Saharawi people is that these negotiations be conducted seriously and prepare for other rounds in the framework of international legality in order to enable it to exercise its right to self-determination ".