Western Sahara: “Saharawi people attached to inalienable right to freedom, independence,” Polisario Front


CHAHID HAFEDH (Sahrawi Refugee Camps) – The representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations and Coordinator with MINURSO, Sidi Mohamed Omar highlighted, on Sunday, the attachment of the Sahrawi people to their inalienable rights to self-determination.

In a statement to the press at the end of the official talks between the Saharawi President, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali and the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, Mr. Sidi Mohamed Omar underlined the Sahrawis’ attachment to their inalienable rights to gain freedom and independence”.

The Saharawi official also underlined “the strong will of the Saharawis to work for the establishment of peace and stability in the region”, and their adherence to any peaceful operation allowing the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence”.

The Italian-Swedish diplomat, Staffan de Mistura seized the opportunity to inquire about the reality experienced by the Saharawi people and to listen to citizens of different ages who reaffirmed to him, according to Mr. Sidi Mohammed Omar, “their attachment to the total national independence, in line with the position of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front”.

As part of his visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps, kicked off on Saturday, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura paid visits to a range of health, educational and social structures of the Sahrawi state.

De Mistura held, also, meetings with SADR and Polisario Front officials.

The UN envoy will continue his first tour in the region which will end on January 19, paying a visit to
both Algeria and Mauritania, as neighboring countries and observers, according to the joint settlement plan between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity (currently the African Union) and the relevant resolutions of the Security Council.


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