Dakhla (refugee camps), May 1, 2014 (SPS) - Prime Minister Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar has urged, in a speech on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of the FiSahara 11th edition, UN Security Council to find a new approach to the Saharawi cause, in case there achieved no progress this year.
The minister hailed the latest UN Secretary General’s report on Western Sahara, which affirmed the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and underscored the need to stop Morocco’s violations of human rights and its pillaging of Western Sahara’s natural resources.
While thanking the participants at this Festival, the Saharawi PM underlined the important role played by FiSahara in raising awareness of the international public opinion about the plight of the Saharawi people, applauding its contribution in training some young Saharawis in the field of cinema.
The minister went on saying that by holding such festival in the Saharawi refugee camps, foreign participants will be able to see the suffering and harsh condition of Saharawi refugees both in the camps and in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, due to the illegal Moroccan occupation.
He also saluted the struggle waged by the Saharawi masses in occupied Western Sahara, adding that by choosing the theme “cinema for human rights in Western Sahara”, the Fisahara 11 sends a strong message to Morocco to halt its abuses against the Saharawi people.
It should be recalled that the 11th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara (FiSahara) kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, in the Wilaya of Dakhla, Saharawi refugee camps. (SPS)