GENEVA – The Polisario Front on Thursday urged Geneva to accelerate the search for a solution to the Western Sahara conflict, allowing self-determination of the Saharawi people.
"We reaffirmed, on behalf of the Saharawi people, our commitment to the search for a political, just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution leading to the process of self-determination in Western Sahara," said a statement received by the APS released at the end of the round table on Western Sahara held Wednesday and Thursday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The Polisario Front, which participated in this round table initiated by the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, stressed that this claim, in accordance with the resolutions of the General Assembly of the UN and the Security Council, is a "priority" for Sahrawis, while ensuring that it remains "engaged" in a "constructive" manner for the talks "without preconditions and in good faith."
He wishes to this effect that the Morocco, party in conflict, adopts the same conduct, estimating that there is no alternative in the current situation. The Polisario Front, the legitimate representative of the people of Western Sahara, believes that the international community must contribute in a "positive" way by strengthening the opportunities for a negotiated solution between the two parties to the conflict.
He expressed his "deep concern" over the "continuing" and "illegal" attempts of the European Union in its commercial dealings with Morocco by integrating Western Sahara. This, for him, constitutes a "flagrant" violation of the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
"We call on European leaders to seize this opportunity to invest their efforts in the UN peace process and to use trade constructively as a positive factor for peace," the Polisario Front statement said. , welcoming the support of the US administration of the UN peace process.
He considered that the negotiated solution between Morocco and the Polisario Front is "vital" for the future of Western Sahara and the entire Maghreb region, reiterating its commitment to support the UN-led operation for achieving a "positive" future in the region.
In conclusion, he expressed his support for the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, in pursuing the political process to reach a solution "peaceful, just, durable and mutually accepted by the two parties in conflict allowing the self-determination of the Saharawi people. "