15 December 2013

Morocco: Need to Put Pressure On Morocco for Referendum Organization

Algiers — The participants in the 4th international conference of solidarity with the Sahrawi people affirmed Saturday in Algiers that it is "time" for the international community to "efficiently" put pressure on Morocco for the organization of a "free and democratic" referendum allowing the Sahrawi people to decide about their own destiny.

In this regard, General Secretary of the Belgian Committee of solidarity with the Sahrawi people, Hilt Teuwen, said in her intervention during debates, that "facing the persistence of the government refusal to stage a referendum, it is time for the international community increases pressure on Morocco to move to inescapable and inevitable solution."

The Belgian Human Rights defender said that the Sahrawi people "deserve a response to their just and legitimate claim."

As for him, Lebanese Academic Walid Arbid, regretted that the Sahrawi issue "is still suspended while it dates back to 20th century," sending out a call to the international community to "speed up the peace process in Western Sahara and allow the Sahrawis to enjoy their independence, like the entire world's people."

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