The hostile maneuvers and vain schemes hatched by Algerian regime against the territorial integrity of its Moroccan neighbor were once again foiled by the 15-members of the Security Council on Thursday in New York.
The Council, which was briefed by the UN Secretariat on the Western Sahara issue in accordance with resolution 2494, adopted on October 30, 2019, completely ignored the protests voiced by Algerian diplomacy against the opening of Consulates by ten African countries in the Moroccan Sahara.
In its hostile campaign against the sovereign decision taken by Morocco and African countries in line with international law, the Algerian regime mobilized all its lobbyists in New York as well as its official and unofficial media, but in the end, it failed to convince the Security Council.
Moreover, Algeria was the only country among the 193 UN members to have protested against the opening of African Consulates in the Moroccan Saharan cities of Laayoune and Dakhla. The Algerian rulers were extremely irked by the move to the point of withdrawing their ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire, one of the African countries having opened a consulate in the Moroccan Sahara.
As the Algerian tactics and maneuvers regarding the Moroccan Sahara have lost their luster and are fooling nobody, the Security Council has completely ignored, according to diplomatic sources at the UN, the fuss made by Algiers over the opening of Consulates General in the Moroccan Sahara.
For the UN executive body, these are acts of sovereignty made in accordance with international law and within the framework of bilateral relations between Morocco and its African partners.
During the current global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Security Council deemed it inappropriate to discuss the appointment of a new personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, which Algerian diplomacy has been pushing with insistence through its news outlets.
Furthermore, Algeria has suffered another UN setback inflicted by the United States which opposed the appointment of Algerian diplomat Ramtane Laamamra as UN envoy to Libya.