8 July 2015

Algeria: Polisario Welcomes International Socialist's Commitment to Just Solution in Western Sahara

New York — Polisario Front greeted the Council of the Socialist International's commitment to a just, peaceful and lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict, welcoming the adoption of the organization's mission report on occupied Western Sahara territories, the Saharawi ministry of Information said Wednesday in a statement.

International Socialist's meeting in New York (UN headquarters), held July 5-7, unanimously adopted the organization's mission report on Western Sahara, which calls on "the international community to firmly support the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

It stressed the necessity to back MINURSO in the accomplishment of its main task, which is the holding of a referendum on Saharawi people's right to self-determination, the only legitimate way to resolve the conflict."

The report was presented was presented by Carma Chacon, an executive member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), former Spanish minister of Defence, head of the International Socialist' Mediterranean Committee, and Ambassador Juan Antonio Yanes, former Spanish secretary of State who led the mission on Western Sahara.

They two speakers stressed, as mentioned in the report's preamble, that the International Socialist' mission on Western Sahara came as a result of a decision taken in the organization's conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town conference "strongly backed Saharawi people's right to self-determination, condemned occupation and Morocco's suppression in Western Sahara."

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