The decolonization of the Moroccan Sahara has been firmly sealed under the Madrid Agreement since 1975, underlined the Moroccan ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, during the annual seminar of the UN Group of Twenty-four (C24).
Algerian Permanent Representative to the UN, Omar Hilaleh, has exercised several rights to respond to the provocative and tendentious statements, before this week’s seminar in Bali, Indonesia, expressing the recognition and appreciation of the kingdom by the majority of members. The A special committee of 24 members For their support of the Sahara’s Moroccanity and Autonomy initiative.
Addressing supporters of self-determination and exploitation Resolution 1514, he challenged their implacable silence on other United Nations resolutions, particularly Resolutions 1541 and 2625 protecting the territorial integrity of states. He condemned a reading “Bias and Ideology” Principle of Self-Determination and Resolution 1514.
Morocco’s permanent ambassador to the UN stressed that “territorial integrity takes precedence over the right to self-determination.” “The principle of self-determination is a positive right that arose only in 1960, thanks to Resolution 1514”Territorial integrity has existed since the founding of states, since the existence of man. “So it’s a centuries-old right.”Hammer the messenger.
Noting that self-determination is not an à la carte principle, the diplomat pointed out that the principle is applied to the so-called people and cannot be denied to others. International law is universal and applies to all.
Territorial integrity takes precedence over the right to self-determination
In response to an insidious question from an Algerian diplomat “barriers” Mr. raised before the political settlement of the Moroccan Sahara issue. Hilale said Morocco always supports the political process and the UN. SG’s personal envoy and also noted that he had accepted the resolutions of the Security Council.
Profuse in his response, the Moroccan ambassador confronted his Algerian counterpart: “Who Officially Rejects Security Council Resolutions? Who refuses to return to the Round Table process? Who opposes census of Tintouf camps? Who has an armed separatist group on its border against a neighboring country? Who would deny the good neighbor principle? Who rejects the peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiation as prescribed by the Charter of the United Nations? ”.
The UN is supported by the international community. Mr. Hilale expressed, stressing that the only solution to this artificial conflict is a Moroccan autonomy bid. “We will allow our brothers and sisters from the Tintouf camps to return to their homeland, Morocco”.
The Ambassador recalled that the question of the Moroccan Sahara is a political dispute to which Algeria is a party, and that is why Algeria has been mentioned five times in recent Security Council resolutions. Emphasize that this dispute will be resolved when Algeria resumes its seat at the Round Table, in accordance with Resolution 2654, and this in full respect of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity. And to conclude “There will be no solution to this dispute without a commitment on the part of neighboring Algeria, so that a solution can be found within the framework of Morocco’s territorial integrity and respect for good neighbours, ultimately realizing the dream of the Greater Arab Maghreb”