New York (United Nations), January 12, 2020 (SPS) – Member of the National Secretariat, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, has met with Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo.
During the meeting, the Sahrawi diplomat briefed the UN official on the position of the the Frente POLISARIO on a number of issues related to the United Nations peace process in Western Sahara in the light of the letter sent by President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Ghali, to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on 28 December 2019.
The letter contained an account of the outcome of the 15th Congress of the Frente POLISARIO, held in the liberated town of Tafaritti, especially its resolutions on United Nations-led international efforts aimed at resolving the conflict in Western Sahara, in light of the strong support expressed by the Congress to the decision announced by the Frente POLISARIO, on 30 October 2019, regarding the review of its involvement in the United Nations peace process.
In the letter, the President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO drew the attention of the United Nations Secretary-General to the deep disappointment expressed by the Congress regarding the silence and inaction of the United Nations in the face of the illegal, provocative and destabilizing actions of the Moroccan occupation state, which resulted in losing the confidence of the Sahrawi people in the peace process sponsored by the United Nations and its mission in Western Sahara.
The letter outlined practical actions that must be taken urgently by the United Nations Secretariat and the Security Council, within their respective responsibilities, in order to restore the lost confidence of the Sahrawi people in the United Nations peace process.
In this context, the letter of the President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO to the Secretary-General of the United Nations confirmed that, while the Frente POLISARIO renewed its continuing commitment to a peaceful solution to the conflict, it can never be a partner in any process that does not fully respect and guarantee the exercise by the people of Western Sahara of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council. (SPS)