United Nations (New York) – In his report to the UN General Assembly, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres once again unmasks the violations, lies and fallacious allegations of Algeria and “ polisario ”on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, after doing so earlier this month in his report to the Security Council.
In this report, Guterres underlines that the question of the Moroccan Sahara is examined by the UN as a question relating to peace and security, therefore as a regional dispute under Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter, relating to peaceful settlement. disputes.
In addition, the UN Secretary General confirms, once again, that the final solution to the regional dispute around the Moroccan Sahara can only be political, realistic, pragmatic, lasting and of compromise, and this in accordance with resolutions 2440, 2468 , 2494, 2548 of the Security Council. He thus reaffirms the definitive burial of all the obsolete plans supported by Algeria and “Polisario” alone, in particular the referendum.
Resolutions 2440, 2468, 2494 and 2548, to which the solution must be fully compliant according to the UN SG, and all those that have preceded them since 2007, confirm the preeminence, seriousness and credibility of the Autonomy Initiative as the only solution to this regional dispute, within the framework of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
These resolutions also established the round tables, with the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the “polisario” as a unique framework to lead the exclusively UN political process aimed at reaching a political solution to this artificial conflict mounted. from scratch, maintained and maintained by Algeria, which reaffirms, once again, the obligations of this country, as a main stakeholder, in the regional dispute around the Moroccan Sahara.
In his report, the UN SG confirms, moreover, that the armed elements of the “polisario” indeed blocked the passage of Guergarate in October and November 2020, defeating the futile attempts of the “polisario” and of Algeria to hide this truth.
As a reminder, following the blocking by the separatist armed militias of the “polisario” for more than three weeks, of the road crossing of Guergarate, between the borders of Morocco and Mauritania, in October and November 2020, Morocco undertook, on the 13th. November 2020, a civil engineering action by which he restored, once and for all, the free movement of people and goods in this passage.
The peaceful aspect of this intervention of the Royal Armed Forces was noted in the report of the Secretary General of the United Nations which indicated “that no victim was reported to MINURSO in connection with the events of the day of the 13th. November ”, which is a strong denial to the accusations of the“ polisario ”, whose armed elements fled the buffer zone of Guergarate, following the intervention of the FAR, as confirmed by Guterres.
The Secretary General of the United Nations also highlighted, in this report, the Royal letter stressing the “irreversible” nature of the peaceful actions carried out by Morocco at the border post of El Guerguarate to restore free civil movement. and commercial.
The report confirms that “Morocco has remained attached to the ceasefire”, while preserving its right to respond to any provocation from the “Polisario” militias. The UN SG also drew the attention of the UN General Assembly to the illegal renunciation by the “Polisario” of the ceasefire, in flagrant violation of Security Council resolutions.
In addition, Guterres welcomed Morocco’s cooperation with MUNURSO, in particular through the vaccination, by the Moroccan authorities, of its staff.
Also, this report is distinguished by the highlighting of the diplomatic achievements of the Kingdom in the Moroccan Sahara during the past year. In this context, the UN SG highlighted the historic inaugurations of Consulates General by 16 countries in the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla.
Guterres pointed out, in this regard that “Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Jordan, Libya, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia have announced their intention to inaugurate or have opened Consulates General in the Sahara ”. These diplomatic representations, in addition to the 10 consulates of African, Arab, Caribbean and other countries, opened in the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla for a total of 26 since December 2019, which illustrates the international and diplomatic recognition of the Moroccan nation. Sahara.
The UN Secretary-General also reported on the historic proclamation, on December 10, 2020, by the United States of the full and entire sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over its Sahara.
Indeed, Guterres indicated in particular that “the United States has recognized Moroccan sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara and reaffirmed its support for Morocco’s serious, credible and realistic autonomy proposal, as the sole basis for a just and lasting solution to this conflict ”. He also informed that on December 24, 2020, the United States announced the inauguration of a virtual consulate in the Sahara.
In addition, Guterres emphasized the economic and infrastructural development of the Moroccan Sahara, as well as the continuation of Morocco’s investments in its southern provinces. He indicated in this regard that “on April 30, the Moroccan authorities announced the winner of the bid for the construction of the Atlantic port of Dakhla and that its construction is underway”.
Likewise, Guterres notes the continuation of “construction work on a motorway linking Tiznit to Dakhla”. Large-scale projects that several Arab countries witnessed during their field visit last June. Indeed, as the Secretary-General attests in his report, “diplomatic delegations from Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Yemen” visited, on June 24 and 26, 2021, in Dakhla and Laâyoune to “explore investment opportunities in the Sahara ”.
Finally, it should be noted that the reports of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, both to the Security Council and to the General Assembly, have clearly reflected the realities both on the ground and in the context of the political process, far from the false propaganda of Algeria and the “polisario”, largely consolidating the position of Morocco and its attachment to international legality. This has led Algeria, through its puppet the “polisario”, and its chief separatist, Brahim Ghali, to send the UN Secretary General an irresponsible and disrespectful letter towards him and towards him. of the entire UN organization, reproaching him quite simply for not following their fallacious narrative which no longer convinces anyone within the international community, and criticizing him, shamelessly, for his impartiality and neutrality on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.