MSP positively highlights the desire of the Spanish Government to promote a peaceful solution in Western Sahara

The Saharawi Movement for Peace (MSP) expressed satisfaction with the Spanish Government’s intention to promote a peaceful solution in Western Sahara. On his last visit to Washington, José Manuel Albares, Spanish Foreign Minister, met with Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, and the two agreed to join forces in efforts to resolve the Saharawi conflict after decades of entrenchment.

Morocco lacks greater support than Spain in its proposals for a conflict solution based on broad autonomy for Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty, which has received significant support on the international scene, including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Germany and the United Kingdom.

All this before the Polisario Front initiative, which defended holding an independence referendum for the Saharawi people. That he lacked support, among which was Algeria, the great rival of the Alaouite empire in the Maghreb.

Then play statement from the Saharawi Movement for Peace:

After evaluating statements made by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, following his recent visit to Washington and a meeting with his American counterpart on the need for an urgent solution to the problem of Western Sahara, the Permanent Policy of the Commission on the Saharawi Movement for Peace (MSP) expressed satisfaction with the position expressed by the head of Spanish diplomacy on the issue of Western Sahara, which reflects a renewed desire with a view to playing a suitable role on the part of Spain in solving the problems of its former colony.

The MSP considers that the new position expressed by Minister Albares, which is highly appreciated, reinforces the true hope and desire of the Saharawi people to turn the page of war and exile and, consequently, conforms to Spain’s historical and moral responsibility in relation to the problems that have made generations of Saharawi suffer. and has undermined the stability and integration of the Arab Maghreb.

PHOTOS/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain – Meeting between José Manuel Albares, Spanish Foreign Minister, and Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, in Washington

Likewise, MSP considers that the decision to associate the United States with joint efforts to promote a peaceful solution is a commendable step in the right direction and an important boost to the mission recently initiated by the new personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura.

While expressing its willingness to encourage and contribute to any Spanish initiative aimed at providing an honorable and just solution that ends the suffering of the Saharawi people, the MSP Permanent Political Commission once again reaffirmed its support and cooperation with the efforts of the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, to uphold the ceasefire and resumed the political process that was interrupted in Geneva in May 2019.

Finally, the MSP’s Permanent Political Commission calls on all Saharawis, wherever they may be and regardless of their political or ideological sensibilities, to arm themselves with courage in these serious and decisive circumstances by massively joining the project of peace and coexistence. the just and honorable solution promoted by the Movement to get out of the tunnel in which they have been trapped for half a century.

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