Paris, 20 January 2022 - The International Alliance for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms (AIDL) has renewed its total condemnation of the recruitment and exploitation of children for military purposes in the Tindouf camps in Algeria.

According to this French NGO in charge of defending human rights and public freedoms, "this is an international crime that requires international prosecution and monitoring of all those involved".

AIDL affirmed that "all recruitment of children, their exploitation and their involvement in conflicts and wars is completely prohibited and criminalized under international law", placing "all those responsible for this practice under international responsibility and prosecution".

Many experts, NGOs and human rights defenders condemn the military recruitment of children in the Tindouf camps.

This practice, considered a war crime, was recently illustrated by images and photos of child soldiers displayed on Algerian and polisario propaganda materials during the visit of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura to the Tindouf camps.

Source: MAP

Brussels, 22 December 2021 - The European Union (EU) has once again confirmed in its annual report, published on Wednesday, that the population of the southern provinces of the Kingdom fully benefits from the agreements concluded between Morocco and the EU.

The publication of this annual report by the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) is part of the implementation of the agreement in the form of an exchange of letters, amending the Protocols 1 and 4 of the Morocco-EU Association Agreement, which entered into force on July 19, 2019, commonly known as the "Agricultural Agreement''.

The report, which details the different aspects of the benefits that this agreement provides to the population of the southern provinces of the Kingdom, adopts a positive tone, which is only the reflection of the quality and strength of the partnership between Morocco and the European Union, which stands out for its spirit of trust and openness.

Its editors confirm the approach adopted by the Moroccan authorities to promote the economic opening of the southern provinces and to make them a real attractive hub within the framework of a win-win partnership between the EU, Morocco and the African continent.

In about forty pages, the document attests, through figures, the positive and visible impact of the agreement on the socio-economic development of the Southern Provinces and their populations, in terms of economic growth, production and development export of agricultural and fishing products, job creation and investment.

In this regard, it highlights the virtuous dynamic and rapid growth experienced by these regions and the action led by Morocco for the development of its Southern Provinces, within the framework of the "2016-2021 development program'', through the implementation of several large-scale projects.

Another crucial point, outlined by the European Commission and the EEAS in their report, is the relevance of the public policies deployed in these regions, by highlighting the significant results achieved at different levels and their multiplier effects in terms of investments, generalization of social protection to the entire Moroccan population, improvement of working conditions, socio-economic integration of women, vigorous support for young people and infrastructure development.

The report therefore constitutes a recognition on the part of the European Executive body and the EEAS of the substantial efforts made by the Kingdom in its southern provinces, taking into account the concern for a rationalized and sustainable use of natural resources (project of the Dakhla port, desalination station project…).

It is also a stinging denial on the part of the European institutions to the fallacious allegations of a so-called "plunder'' of the resources of the Southern Provinces, conveyed by the enemies of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, as the report corroborates the proven benefit for the populations of the Moroccan Sahara as observed and recorded by the representatives of the European Commission and the EEAS during a visit in September 2021 to Morocco, including in the southern provinces.

Indeed, this visit enabled European officials to observe, on the ground, all the tangible socio-economic advances in these regions, to interact with the legitimate representatives of the populations concerned and to be fully aware of the paramount importance of the Morocco-EU Partnership in reinforcing the economic openness of the Southern Provinces.

The report recalls that the meetings with the various economic stakeholders, local authorities and representatives of civil society, including organizations active in the area of human rights, made it possible to observe their total support for the effort of development of these regions, their support for the Agreement as a tool for the economic and social development of these regions and their satisfaction with its implementation and its beneficial nature.

The document highlights Morocco's efforts and achievements in the defense of human rights at the national level, and its active role at the multilateral level, as reflected in the EU's Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world (2021), and attests to the density of Morocco-EU cooperation in this area, citing the numerous projects implemented within the framework of the Joint Political Declaration, adopted by the Association Council in June 2019.

Regarding the Moroccan Sahara issue, the report recalls the EU's resolute support for the ongoing process at the UN level for the settlement of this regional dispute, and the importance of facilitating the mission of the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Staffan de Mistura.

It also underlines the EU's commitment to strengthening regional cooperation and its readiness to contribute to it.

While reading the different chapters of the report, the observation that emerges constitutes a new snub inflicted by the European Commission and the EEAS on Algeria and the Polisario, which have recently increased fruitless maneuvers aimed at calling into question the legality of the agreements between the EU and Morocco, covering the southern provinces.

The report indeed dismisses the allegations conveyed by Algeria and the Polisario and underlines that the European Commission and the EEAS attest to the continuity of trade relations between Morocco and the EU, confirm their stability and reaffirm Europe's commitments within the framework of its global partnership with Morocco.

Source: MAP

 

Riyadh, 15 December 2021 - The Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has reiterated its unwavering position and decisions in support for the Moroccanness of the Sahara and the preservation of the security and stability of Morocco and its territorial integrity.

 This stand was reaffirmed at the 42nd session of the GCC Supreme Council, held Tuesday in Riyadh under the presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The closing statement, which was read out by Nayef Ben Falah Al-Hajraf, secretary general of the GCC, also welcomed UN Security Council resolution 2602 on the Moroccan Sahara, adopted on October 29.

The GCC Supreme Council underlined the importance of the privileged strategic partnership linking the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Kingdom of Morocco and the implementation of the common action plan.

Source: MAP

Dakhla, 18th November 2021 - The southern provinces of Morocco are experiencing a "remarkable" development and a "great" economic boom, said Thursday in Dakhla, ambassadors of African countries accredited to Morocco at the opening of the 1st Forum MD Sahara, held by the media outlet "Maroc Diplomatique".

The ambassador of Cameroon and dean of the diplomatic corps in Morocco, Mouhamadou Youssifou, noted the "great" development of the southern provinces, adding that this region is at the center of "important" economic and diplomatic exchanges.

He added that since 2015, when HM King Mohammed VI launched "major structuring projects" in the region, "every time we return, we notice huge changes that not only improve these provinces, but also promote them as a hub of economic exchanges between Morocco and Africa."

"Our presence in Dakhla reflects our willingness to go side by side with Morocco in its vision to turn this region into a trade hub with sub-Saharan Africa," the Cameroonian diplomat stressed.

According to Youssifou, the continent's salvation depends on creating "large groups" and strengthening south-south cooperation. In this regard, Morocco's southern regions "have a role to play," he pointed out.

In his turn, the ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire, Idrissa Traoré, highlighted the major changes that are taking place in Morocco's southern provinces, in terms of economy and diplomacy.

According to him, this development momentum reinforces these provinces' positioning as a "link" between the Kingdom and the other African countries.

The Ivorian diplomat also reiterated the unwavering position of his country in support of Morocco's autonomy plan as the only solution to settle the artificial conflict over the Sahara.

For his part, the ambassador of Chad, Mahamat Abdelrassoul, highlighted the significant economic dynamics taking place in the southern provinces; a region that can "constitute the locomotive of regional and continental development."

"This is particularly true since South-South cooperation is a lever for the economic and social development of the continent," he said.

The MD Sahara Forum brings together prestigious speakers, officials, decision-makers, analysts and experts in the presence of a relevant audience. According to the organizers, the event aims to tackle themes relating mainly to the development of Morocco's southern provinces.

(Source: MAP)

Rabat, 10 November 2021 - The speech delivered by HM King Mohammed VI to the Nation on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Green March "was in all respects a founding speech that clealry highlighted the outlines of the Moroccan diplomatic doctrine on the issue of our territorial integrity and reinforced it through a global political perspective", said Tuesday the minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita.

Mr. Bourita, who was speaking at the weekly oral questions session at the House of Advisors (upper house), stressed that the Royal speech also constituted a roadmap to enshrine the Moroccanness of the Sahara and preserve the achievements made by Morocco in international fora, and represents an "indicator initiating a new phase of the global national mobilization behind HM the King within the framework of a long-term vision, conceived by the Sovereign, with a view to moving forward, with force and firmness, for the final settlement of the artificial regional conflict over the Moroccanness of the Sahara".

In this regard, the minister highlighted the unprecedented accumulation of "tangible" developments that the national cause recently experienced as HM the King underlined, adding that the diplomatic doctrine, as defined by the Sovereign in His last speech, is divided into three axes, the first of which relates to the fact that the Moroccanness of the Sahara is an immutable and irreversible reality, consecrated at the international level thanks to the decisive achievements made by Morocco over the past few years, which has "conferred on diplomatic action a credibility reinforced by the consensus of all the components of the Nation and the cohesion of all its active forces, mobilized behind HM the King".

The second axis, said Bourita, consists in the fact that Morocco, which in no way negotiates about its Sahara, is constructively engaged in the UN process in order to reach a peaceful and final political solution to this regional artificial dispute within the framework of Moroccan sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, while the third axis relates to the overall development process of the southern provinces to which HM the King attaches great importance within the framework of His vision with the ambition of developing these provinces and turn them into a locomotive for the implementation of advanced regionalization, with all that it offers in terms of development prospects and real political participation.

Regarding the axis related to the consecration of the Moroccanness of the Sahara, the minister explained that it is an immutable, inalienable and non-negotiable reality, adding that HM the King "affirmed with firmness and determination that the Moroccanness of the Sahara is an immutable and indisputable fact, be it on account of history, legitimacy, the strong will of the Moroccan people or broad recognition by the international community.

Mr. Bourita stressed that this clear Royal confirmation is intended to be a strong and clear message to everyone to remove any ambiguity and challenge any erroneous interpretation of the national position of the Kingdom of Morocco, affirming that the management of the Moroccan Sahara issue takes place within the framework of the full and non-negotiable sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara and of the autonomy initiative as the only solution for the settlement of this artificial conflict.

He added that Morocco welcomes the continued consecration of the representative legitimacy of the elected representatives of the Moroccan Sahara within the international community and the UN bodies, noting that the participation of the legitimate elected representatives of the southern provinces has been reinforced by an official invitation of the United Nations for the 3rd time in a row to participate in the relevant committees and conferences of the General Assembly as representatives of this integral part of the territory of the Kingdom and of its people.

In this regard, the minister underlined that the representatives of the southern provinces will continue to participate, as was the case previously, in the round tables considered by the Security Council as the sole mechanism for reaching a political solution.

Regarding the second axis on the Moroccan diplomacy doctrine on the issue of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, Mr. Bourita noted that Morocco, while being convinced that the Moroccanness of the Sahara is not to be negotiated, is "committed constructively to find a solution to the artificial regional conflict, originating from a neighboring state opposed to the legitimate rights of Morocco for the completion of its territorial integrity.

He said in this regard that Morocco's attachment to the UN-led political process is based on its clear announcement that "the Moroccanness of the Sahara will never be on the agenda of any negotiation" as HM King Mohammed VI underlined in his speech, adding that these negotiations seek essentially to achieve a peaceful settlement of this artificial regional conflict.

Based on this logic, he said, Morocco pledged to give its full support to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his new Personal Envoy Staffan de Mistura in order to end this artificial conflict within the framework of the autonomy initiative and "nothing else".

Mr. Bourita recalled that the Security Council in its last resolution confirmed Morocco's position by reaffirming the preeminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative and by rejecting all other outdated approaches or theses that some parties are still trying to revive.

In addition, he added, the Council welcomed the dynamics emanating from the two round tables that took place in Geneva, by explicitly confirming that the form of the round tables in the presence of the stakeholders in this regional dispute, remains the only tool to move forward in the political process, despite the fierce opposition of certain parties to these round tables, expressed during the discussions of the Security Council.

The minister stressed in this context that the UN executive body also underlined the importance of the effective participation of all the parties concerned by this regional dispute by mentioning them by name more than six times, despite the maneuvers and pressure exerted by one party on the members of the Security Council in an attempt to minimize its role and disavow its responsibility.

He also emphasized the determinants and references of the UN process aiming to achieve a pragmatic, realistic, lasting and consensual political solution, "which means that any unrealistic and unworkable solution will not be firmly considered as a settlement to this artificial dispute.

Mr. Bourita noted that the Security Council drew attention to the illegal renunciation by the "Polisario" militias of the ceasefire, in force since 1991, calling on them to cease acts endangering the security and stability of the region.

The Security Council also insisted on the importance of carrying out a census of the populations of the Tindouf camps, clearly referring to the responsibility of the host country, knowing that it has already warned about the humanitarian situation and the violation of the human rights of this population, as well as the structured diversion of humanitarian aid intended for the populations held against their will in the camps, he said.

Morocco will continue to work constructively with the special envoy "within the framework of the Security Council's references and within the framework of the determinants and red lines of the Kingdom, with regard to the parties concerned by the conflict, or to achieve a solution or to the determinants of this solution," said the minister.

Regarding the 3rd axis of this diplomatic doctrine, the foundations of which are set out by the Sovereign in His speech, Mr. Bourita noted that this axis is linked to the development of the southern provinces of the Kingdom, noting that it is also about an option to settle this issue.

The Royal speech highlighted the positive developments in the Sahara issue, which also reinforce the sustained development dynamic in the southern provinces, he said, noting that in this regard, Morocco was able to launch, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty the King, an effective development dynamic that has enabled the mobilization of significant investments to develop human resources, enhance the products of southern regions and their natural resources and provide support for infrastructure as well as investment in the economic fabric.

Mr. Bourita said that His Majesty the King underlined that Morocco has international partners in good faith who, in all clarity and transparency, invest alongside the national private sector and thus contribute to the well-being of the population, noting that the Sovereign has clearly indicated that with those who display vague or ambivalent positions, Morocco will not engage in any economic or commercial approach that would exclude the Moroccan Sahara.

The minister stressed that the kingdom will continue the implementation of the advanced regionalization project as a strategic choice based on the far-sighted vision of HM the King and enriching the development trajectory of the southern provinces, like the other regions of the Kingdom.

He also underlined that government policies will continue their approach aimed at strengthening infrastructure and socio-economic projects in the Saharan provinces and enhancing their attractiveness for foreign direct investments, so that they can become the gateway to the African continent and an important economic development platform in the region.

Thus, the developments of the national cause require, more than ever, the continuation of the engagement of all the living forces and their full mobilization behind HM the King, in order to defend the territorial integrity and to face the desperate maneuvers of the enemies of the Kingdom, concluded the Minister, while welcoming the crucial role played by parliamentary diplomacy and the efforts made by the representatives of the nation for the defense of the national cause, within the framework of parliamentary and parallel diplomacy.

(Source: MAP)

United Nations, 10 November 2021 - The Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted on Tuesday a resolution reaffirming its support for the political process conducted under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations for the settlement of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

The resolution calls on all parties to cooperate fully with the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy to achieve a political solution to this regional dispute on the basis of the resolutions adopted by the Security Council since 2007. It thus supports the political process based on the 18 resolutions of the Security Council since 2007, with a view to achieving a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution" to the question of the Moroccan Sahara.

The text praises the efforts made in this direction, and calls on all parties to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General, and with each other, in order to achieve a "mutually acceptable political solution".

This resolution, like its predecessors and those adopted by the Security Council over the past two decades, makes no mention of the referendum, which has been dead and buried by the UN Secretary-General, the General Assembly and the UN Security Council.

The UN General Assembly also welcomes in this resolution the commitment of the parties to continue to show political will and to work in an atmosphere conducive to dialogue, on the basis of the efforts made and the developments since 2006, thus ensuring the implementation of Security Council resolutions since 2007.

Thus, it should be noted that the only new development in the political process since 2006 is the presentation by Morocco on April 11, 2007 of the autonomy initiative.

In this regard, the resolution expresses the support of the General Assembly to the resolutions of the Security Council since 2007, which have enshrined the pre-eminence of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco, welcomed by the Executive Body and the entire international community as a serious and credible initiative for the final settlement of this regional dispute within the framework of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom.

The text also supports the recommendations of resolutions 2440, 2468, 2494 and 2548, enshrined in resolution 2602, adopted on October 29, 2021, which determine the parameters of the solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, namely a realistic, pragmatic, sustainable political solution that is based on compromise.

Resolutions 2440, 2468, 2494, 2548 and 2602 enshrined the roundtable process and defined, once and for all, its four participants, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the polisario. Indeed, resolutions 2440, 2468, 2494, 2548 and 2602 mention Algeria, as well as Morocco, on five occasions, thus reaffirming the role of Algeria as the main party in this regional dispute.

These Security Council resolutions also commend the measures and initiatives taken by Morocco for the promotion and protection of human rights in its southern provinces, and the role played by the National Human Rights Council Commissions in Laayoune and Dakhla, as well as Morocco's interaction with the mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council.

They also reiterate the request of the UN executive body for the registration and census of the population of the Tindouf camps, and demand the deployment of the necessary efforts to this end.

(Source: MAP)

Rabat, 9th November 2021 - Italy welcomed, Tuesday, the "serious and credible" efforts led by Morocco within the framework of the United Nations to settle the Sahara issue.

Italy welcomes "the serious and credible efforts led by Morocco within the framework of the United Nations and encourages all parties to continue their commitment in a spirit of realism and compromise," said a joint statement issued after a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy, Luigi Di Maio.

During this interview, Di Maio referred to Italy's position on the Sahara issue, as expressed in the Declaration on the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership, signed on November 1, 2019 in Rabat, reaffirming the full Italian support to the efforts of the UN Secretary General to continue the political process, in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council, including Resolution 2602 of October 29, 2021, added the same source.

In the Declaration on the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership, Italy had welcomed "the serious and credible efforts led by Morocco" for the resolution of the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, reaffirming its support "to the efforts of the UN Secretary General to pursue the political process aimed at achieving a just, realistic, pragmatic, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution" to this issue.

(Source: MAP)

Dar Es-Salaam, 17 October 2021 - The autonomy plan proposed by Morocco for its southern provinces is the "only viable solution" for a final settlement of the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, said a large group of participants in a seminar held Saturday in Dar es Salaam.

The Moroccan autonomy initiative represents a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution", in accordance with the latest UN Security Council resolutions, noted the participants in this regional seminar, co-organized by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and the Tanzania Peace Foundation (TPF).

According to a statement released at the end of the seminar on Saturday evening, such a solution requires, according to the speakers, a "strong political will" of the parties, as well as of the international community, stressing that such political will has clearly been demonstrated by Morocco and rejected by Algeria.

These discussions focused on the Sahara issue in light of the challenges faced by the African Union and the presence of a non-state entity among its sovereign and independent members, said the statement. The admission of the so-called "sadr" to the pan-African organization was a "burdensome historical error," the statement added.

Following a brief historical and legal overview of the issue, which demonstrated, by way of history and international law, the sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara, the participants unanimously called for a "revigorated Pan-Africanism" that draws its strength from unity, peace and stability; and hence economic integration, growth and development.

The participants insisted on the necessity to put a stop to all forms of separatism (political secessionism, religious extremism, identity disintegration) to achieve absolute pan-African priorities such as the implementation of the African Common Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the 2063 Agenda goals.

Speakers also congratulated Morocco for its continental leadership and the "major diplomatic triumph" that it has achieved in the last 18 months, through the opening of 20 diplomatic representations by African brotherly countries in Laayoune and Dakhla.

The opening of diplomatic representations in the Moroccan Sahara reflects, according to the participants, a "strong support" for the Moroccan Sahara and an effective implementation of a pragmatic, realistic and compromise-based approach.

They also commended Morocco's unwavering commitment to a dynamic of openness, progress, and modernity for the overall win-win development and South-South cooperation for the country, the region and Africa, illustrating its strong belief in the continent's potential.

Furthermore, the unilateral severance of diplomatic ties with Morocco by Algeria, in response to His Majesty King Mohammed VI's extended hand, was regretted and described as a "major setback" in the political process aiming at finding a just, sincere and credible solution based on dialogue and compromise.

After examining the particular context within which a separatist entity, with no attributes of a viable, sovereign and independent state, was admitted in the Organization of African Unity in 1982, at a time when the continent was in the grip of different ideological currents that are obsolete today, the participants called for the expulsion of the "sadr" from the AU to restore its neutrality and impartiality on the Sahara issue.

The expulsion of the only non-state entity sitting among 54 sovereign and independent States, will, according to the debates, not only ensure the pan-African organization’s premunition from separatism, but also enable the African Union's effective, credible and legitimate contribution to the UN-led process, which recognizes the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as a "serious" and "credible" solution.

The regional seminar, held under the theme "The Imperative of Post-Covid Recovery: How Can the Resolution of the Sahara Issue Spur African Stability and Integration?" brought together dozens of experts, academics, think tanks representatives, parliamentarians, researchers and prominent political figures from various African countries and organizations.

(Source: MAP)

New York (United Nations), 15 October 2021 - The UN Security Council (UNSC) held in the middle of this week closed-door consultations on the Moroccan Sahara issue, during which the Council members were briefed by Martha Pobee, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political Affairs and Peace Operations, and Alexander Ivanko, UN Secretary General's Personal Representative and Head of MINURSO.

Diplomatic sources stated that discussions were held in a serene, calm and dispassionate atmosphere, marked by general optimism that the round-table process will resume soon following the recent appointment of Mr. Staffan de Mistura as UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara.

UNSC members called upon de Mistura to resume the political process where his predecessor left off as soon as possible. In this regard, the UNSC's latest resolutions have established round-tables with the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the "polisario" as the only framework to achieve a political, realistic, pragmatic, sustainable and compromise solution to this regional dispute.

During these consultations, the Autonomy Plan, proposed by Morocco in 2007, was once again considered a serious and credible proposal to reach a solution to this dispute.

Several member states welcomed Morocco's continued commitment to the cease-fire, as well as its full cooperation with MINURSO in the implementation of its cease-fire monitoring mandate, expressing, as did the UN Chief in his last report, their appreciation for Morocco's vaccination of MINURSO personnel against Covid-19.

Interacting with the UN Secretary-General's recommendations, Security Council members called for the lifting of all restrictions imposed by the "polisario" on MINURSO in the east side of the Defense Facility.

Some members noted that low-intensity hostilities, previously mentioned in the UN Secretary-General's report, have greatly diminished and that calm prevails in the Sahara, urging the "polisario" to fully respect the cease-fire.

Finally, UNSC members expressed their concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Tindouf camps, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This situation is caused by Algeria's failure to assume its international responsibilities by ceding its sovereignty over part of its territory to a separatist armed group that has neither the capacity nor the quality, let alone the expertise, to manage a pandemic.

(Source: MAP)

United Nations, 12 October 2021 - In his report to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara issue, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres confirmed that "the polisario" has no status at the United Nations.

Indeed, as in his previous reports, Guterres referred three times to "the polisario representative in New York" and in no way as a "representative to the United Nations".

This umpteenth confirmation from the highest UN official categorically denies, once and for all, the separatist armed group's false assertions that it has a so-called representation at the UN.

This indication, without ambiguity, of the UN Secretary General, exposes, once again, the usurpation of status and function, of a member of the "polisario" in New York, who presents himself as being a so-called representative of this armed separatist group to the UN.

These references in the UN Secretary General's report confirm, once again, that the "polisario" has no legal, let alone political, standing to appoint any representative to an international organization with a state composition, where there is no place for armed separatist groups.

While the UN Secretary General is alarmed about the humanitarian situation in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, the "polisario" representative enjoys a high standard of living in the heart of Manhattan, paid for entirely by Algeria, at the expense of Algerian taxpayers.

The fallacious maneuvers of the armed separatist group "polisario" to give itself a so-called international legitimacy are once again blurred by the UN Secretary General, who thus exposes the false propaganda of Algeria and "polisario" in this context.

(Source: MAP)