Security Council Hands Out to 193 Member States Letter Sent to UN Chief by Sahrawi Movement for Peace

The letter sent to the Secretary General of the United Nations by the Sahrawi Movement for Peace regarding the violations of the ceasefire in the Sahara by the Polisario was handed out to the 193 Member States of the United Nations, as an official document of the Security Council, in the six official languages of the international organization. In this unprecedented letter sent to the UN Secretary General on April 19, the opposition movement to the polisario expresses its “concern about the risks that are looming in the region following the unilateral breach by the polisario of the ceasefire established since 1991.” “We are concerned that such developments and the stubbornness of the Polisario in continuing to ignore the ceasefire may once again place our region on the brink of the abyss,” said Hach Ahmed, First Secretary of the Sahrawi Movement for Peace, in this letter. “It is more than ever urgent for the international community to make a firm commitment to advance the political process to achieve, as soon as possible, a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” according to Hach Ahmed, who is the brother of the former representative of the polisario in New York, Bukhari Ahmed, who died in 2018. “At this crucial moment, we call on all parties to show the utmost restraint to encourage the immediate resumption of the political process and ensure an atmosphere conducive to dialogue,” he added. While calling on the international community to support efforts to appoint a new Personal Envoy to the Sahara, Hach Ahmed urged “all parties to join the positive momentum” that the UN Secretary-General is trying to instill in the process. “Be assured (…) that we will spare no effort to raise awareness of the international community on the need to support the sustained efforts” of the UN Secretary-General for the resumption of the political process, said the First Secretary of the Movement, which advocates and supports a political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue through the political process conducted under the auspices of the United Nations, rather than through the buried backward positions of the polisario and Algeria. Through this letter, handed out to all the member states of the Unites Nations, the voices opposing the polisario are now being heard at the highest levels of the UN.