National Secretariat of Polisario Front calls on UN Security Council to end current stalemate

Shaheed el Hafed (Refugee Camp)- The National Secretariat reiterated, in a statement following its second regular session held August 12-13, under the chairmanship of Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, the willingness of the Polisario Front to cooperate with the efforts of the United Nations.

This cooperation is based on the 1991 settlement plan of the United Nations and the African Union, which requires from MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) independence, freedom of movement, contact with the population of the occupied territories, and treatment of the parties to the conflict equally, especially moving on with its field arrangements for its main mission, namely the organization of the self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people.

The statement stressed the responsibility of the international community to work firmly to put an end to the repressive practices of Morocco, creation of a UN mechanism for the protection and monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara, demanding the release of Gdeim Izik detainees, victims of the Moroccan military court, as wellas all Sahrawi political prisoners, and reveal of the whereabouts of more than 651 missing Sahrawis since the Moroccan military invasion of Western Sahara in October 31, 1975.

The statement renewed the call put an end to the blockade and the suffocating restrictions imposed on the occupied territories, open them to independent international observers, dismantle the Moroccan military wall and stop the ongoing operations of looting the Sahrawi natural resources.
The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has called on the UN Security Council to put an end the current stalemate, carry on the settlement process and set a date for the holding of the self-determination referendum of the Saharawi people.