The UN Security Council held closed-door consultations in New York on the Moroccan Sahara issue. These regular consultations are provided for in Council Resolution 2654, adopted on 27 October.
According to informed sources at UN headquarters, the members of the Security Council were briefed on Wednesday by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of Minurso. Alexander Ivanko.
According to the same sources, the Moroccan autonomy initiative was widely appreciated and supported by a large number of members of the Council who felt that it would be a serious, credible and practical solution to a definitive end to the regional conflict over the Sahara. . In this regard, it should be remembered that Resolution 2654 and all the previous ones from 2007 dedicated the precursor to the Moroccan autonomy initiative.
Similarly and according to these sources, Morocco is exclusively committed to the UN, aimed at achieving a political, realistic, practical, durable and compromise solution to the question of the Sahara. Security Council members unanimously affirmed their support for the political process. Enshrined in all Security Council resolutions since 2007, the UN Mr. to restart the political process. All members again gave their support to de Mistura’s efforts. In this context, the round tables were relaunched, notably with the participation of Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. , highlighted. The Round Table process was reaffirmed in Resolution 2654, and since 2018, has been the sole framework for conducting the political process.
The members of the Council expressed their appreciation to the Organization at the end of March last March at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, through informal bilateral consultations, particularly with Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania, with the Special Envoy confirming Algeria. It is the main party status of this regional dispute, which it has developed and maintained for half a century, in violation of the interests and common law of the peoples of the five member states of the Arab Maghreb Union.
It should also be recalled that Algeria’s role has been enshrined in all Security Council resolutions since 2018, including Resolution 2654. Unfortunately, Algeria continues to violate Security Council resolutions and international law by refusing to participate in roundtables when its former foreign ministers, Lamsahel and Lamamra participated in September 2018 and March 2019 respectively.
These friendly sources in the United Nations indicated that other members of the United Nations also welcomed the stability and prosperity reigning in the Moroccan Sahara, with Algeria and its puppet Moroccan provinces vehemently denying false accusations about the situation in the Sahara and the so-called conflict.
Similarly, the opening of embassies in the cities of Laayoune and Dakhla was highlighted during these consultations, as well as the growing recognition of the Moroccan character of the Sahara by the international community.
Furthermore, Morocco’s attachment to the ceasefire and effective cooperation with MINURSO to facilitate the implementation of its ceasefire monitoring mandate were highlighted during these consultations.
The Polisario’s abandonment of the ceasefire at the behest of Algeria was the subject of great concern by members of the Council, who urged the separatist group to return to the ceasefire.
Members of the Council condemned the “Polisario” restrictions on Minurzo’s cease-fire monitoring activities, particularly the violation of military agreements and the blocking of freedom of movement and supply convoys.
The “Polisario” abandonment of the ceasefire and its unacceptable attacks on MINURSO were starkly revealed by the UN Secretary-General in his report to the Council last October.