Algeria Representative To The UN Confounds His Moroccan Counterpart

date 2016/10/11 views 304 comments 0
author-picture

icon-writer A.S/English version: Dalila Henache

Majority of Member States that are participating in the work of the United Nations in charge of policies and decolonization agreed, on Monday, on condemning Morocco's shameful colonial practices in Western Sahara.

Member States highlighted the need to put an end to the Moroccan occupation of the Western Sahara and confirmed that the United Nations should assume responsibility towards the Saharawi people by organizing a referendum on self-determination to  help Sahrawis to enjoy full rights in their own country and assume its place in the UN.

This position confounded the representative of Morocco, Omar Hilale, who is known for his maneuvers, as he did not find the right argument, so he started attacking the Member States, particularly Algeria and Venezuela, which rep stated the negative attitude of the Moroccan rep who resorted to the policy of escaping forward to divert attention from the issue of decolonization in Western Sahara.

Omar Hilale's maneuvers failed before the irrefutable argument that was put forward by the representative of Algeria, Sabri Boukadoum, which raised, before the delegations that attended the debate, fundamental questions about the United Nations mission, which has not been completed, to reach decolonization in Africa.

Algeria rep put Morocco in front of its responsibilities as an occupying power in Western Sahara, which is the last colony in Africa, but which is still resorting to policies that obstruct the UN track at all the levels, since the first list of the Security Council, in which it regrets in 1975 the invasion of the Moroccan Western Sahara, asking Morocco to withdraw immediately from this region, but to the very latest text that was adopted in April 2016, the Security Council insisted on the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and to demand a referendum, and this task was assigned to the United Nations Mission for organizing a referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which custody was extended in order to carry out this task.

It is the reality that Morocco's Ambassador refused to confront, through the adoption of camouflage and displaying the alleged proposal of autonomy, which failed as evidenced by the statement of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in November 2015, and the successive Security Council resolutions that extended each year the settlement plan that was adopted in 1991.

Algeria rep said in this regard that the Madrid Accords in 1975, which are adopted by Omar Hilale is another irrefutable proof that Morocco does not have the lowest sovereignty over Western Sahara, since these agreements were conducive to sharing this territory between Rabat and Mauritania.

Boukadom asked about the reason of Morocco's fears to organize a referendum if the Saharawi population in the occupied territories live in bliss, and what about the residents of the refugee camps who are suffering imprisonment and violation of human rights.

"In this case the referendum will allow those who are trapped between choosing to move to the other side or no".

Through his response to Omar Hilale, Algeria rep asked another question; "Why does Morocco reject receiving an inquiry mission in the region if it was really sure of its statements remarks".

Algeria rep challenged Morocco to have, even for once, the seriousness and goodwill to resume negotiations with the Polisario Front, which is the second part of the conflict.

  • print