segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2009
Next informal meeting between parties important date in efforts of UN” (Ambassador)
The informal meeting in the coming days for the preparation of the 5th round of direct negotiations between the parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco, is "an important appointment in the efforts of the international community for the decolonization of Western Sahara, in accordance with the charters and resolutions of the UN, "indicated Sahrawi Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ubbi Bashir.
During a discussion panel on Friday at the headquarters of the Nigerian daily, The Guardian, the Saharawi Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ubbi Bashir said that "the Moroccan occupation is now the greatest challenge to the values of Africa in the fight against colonialism, oppression and confiscation of the rights of peoples. "
"The so-called Moroccan proposal to grant autonomy to Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty, can not and will not constitute a vision of a just and definitive peace to the conflict" because, he said, "it is in the opposite direction of international law calling for a referendum on self-determination "to enable the Saharawi people to freely choose its future.
Regarding the chances of successful mediation by the Personal Envoy of the SG of the UN in Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, the Saharawi diplomat, said that "the door remains open to a just and definitive solution to the conflict, if Morocco shows a real political will towards the solution and honours its commitments to the international community to organize a free, democratic, just and transparent referendum, under United Nations auspices, to enable the Saharawi people to express its view on the future of Western Sahara."