Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

21 January 2015

Morocco: Decolonization of Western Sahara - SADR Demands Actual Contribution From AU

Addis Ababa — The Permanent Representative of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) to the African Union, Mr. Lamine Baali, on Tuesday urged the AU to contribute effectively to the decolonization of Western Sahara, demanding an international pressure on Morocco so to abide by international legitimacy.

Speaking during the presentation of the annual report on peace and security in the continent by the AU Commission, Mr. Baali underlined that the ongoing systematic violations of human rights and the plundering of Saharawi natural resources by Morocco require "big pressure" from the part of international community so that Moroccan authorities respect international resolutions and legitimacy

He also recalled that the consultations led by the African Commission on Western Sahara question still underway, hoping such consultations would move forward the pace of UN peace process, in a way that ensures the respect for the Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

Mr. Baali, also ambassador in Ethiopia, appealed to the AU to redouble efforts and effectively contribute to the acceleration of Western Sahara decolonization.

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