British NGO “Freedom for All” deplored the “inappropriate” comments delivered by UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon on the Sahara issue during his tour in the region.

 

The director of the British NGO Tanya Warburg told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that she was “shocked” by the “irresponsible” comments delivered by the United Nations Chief in violation of the principles of neutrality that the international organization and its Secretary-General must observe.

 

“The southern provinces have been are an integral part of the Moroccan territory for centuries,” she said, adding that the Sahara population sworn allegiance to the Alawite sultans for centuries.

 

Ban Ki-moon’s blunders represent a violation of UN principles and undermine efforts to reach a political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, she added, stressing the relevance of the Moroccan autonomy plan in the Sahara.

 

This initiative has been deemed “serious and credible” by the international community to end the suffering of the sequestered people in Tindouf camps in Algeria, where their basic human rights are violated, she noted.

 

Warburg recalled in this regard the mass embezzlement of international humanitarian aid sent to Tindouf population, adding that these camps are plagued by drug, arms and human trafficking.

 

She also noted that Morocco’s southern provinces witness an impressive socio-economic development while Sahrawi population living conditions have improved thanks to the implementation of large-scale projects.

 

12/03/2016