Sahara: Le Conseil de l'Internationale Socialiste adopte une recommandation appuyant une solution politique négociée

The Council of the Socialist International (SI), convened on Jan. 28-29 in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, adopted a recommendation in support of the search for a negotiated political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue.

In this recommendation, presented at the initiative of Abdessalam Eddabbagh, representative of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party (USFP) to the SI and member of the party's international relations committee, the Council expressed its support to the call made by the UN to all parties to commit themselves positively and in good faith in the United Nations process in the search for a peaceful, political, realistic and mutually accepted solution, in accordance with the Security Council Resolution No.2440 of.

The text recalled the developments in connection with the Sahara issue within the UN and noted that a meeting has taken place on 5 and 6 December 2018 at the UN Office in Geneva, gathering around the same table Morocco, Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania, which has clearly shown to the international public opinion that Algeria is a key player in this regional conflict.

In a speech on this occasion, Eddabbagh gave a historical overview of this artificial regional conflict that dates back to the Cold War, highlighting the continuation of the process of recognition withdrawal of the fake"SADR" and underlining the need to show interest in the fate of the populations in the Tindouf camps and to denounce the human rights violations by the polisario, especially among children and women.

The Moroccan partisan leader also faced desperate attempts by the separatists to promote their obsolete and false propaganda, with which nobody interacted at the meeting.

Eddabbagh also stressed the need to revive the Africa Commission and elect a new chair for this commission which addresses key issues at the continent level.

Eddabbagh seized this opportunity to meet with leader of the Dominican Revolutionary Party Miguel Vargas, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs, on ways to strengthen relations between the two parties and the two countries.

The Council adopted the report of the Commission for Equality and Parity, approved by the Council of the Socialist International of Women, chaired by Moroccan Ouafa Hajji, which contained recommendations on the commitment of the SI to promote equality and achieve parity within its components and among member parties.