Western Sahara: CNASPS' former head denounces "headlong rush" of Morocco

APS - 05 October 2021

ALGIERS- Former head of the Algerian National Committee of Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (CNASPS) and human rights defender Mahrez Lamari vigorously denounced "the Moroccan diplomacy persisting in its policy of intransigence and headlong rush, affirming that "the Algerian civil society will continue to defend the legitimate right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination."

In a communiqué sent to APS, Lamari noted that "at the time when the works of the United Nations General Assembly are held and on the eve of the 76th session of the 4th Special Political and Decolonization Committee, scheduled from 5 to 10 October in New York, we attended a dangerous shift of the Moroccan diplomacy which persists in its intransigence policy and which continues adopting a negative attitude, a strategy of confrontation and a headlong rush as a style of policy which with every progress made by the international community, sets up new obstacles to the settlement process."

According to the source, Morocco's attitude and its headlong rush are now useless, because the fairness of the Sahrawi cause "is a historical reality and confirmed several times by the UN Security Council which has definitively enshrined the right of Western Sahara's people to self-determination and which has backed the inalienable principle of the peoples' right to self-determination in accordance with the resolution 1514 of the UN General Assembly."

Calling on UN to take action and stop Morocco's arrogance which continues to defy the international community, Lamari affirmed that the civil society will be mobilized alongside the Sahrawi people in the 4th Committee, to be held from 4 to 10 October 2021.