The UN Security Council voiced on Tuesday its concern over violations by the polisario of military agreements in the Sahara, while enjoining the separatist movement to fully respect its commitments to UNSG personal envoy Horst Köhler.
In its resolution 2468, adopted Tuesday by a large majority, the UNSC reiterated the importance of fully respecting these commitments to maintain the momentum of the political process over the Sahara issue, while taking note of the polisario's commitments to Köhler.
The UNSC resolution reaffirmed the need to fully respect the military agreements concluded by the MINURSO on the ceasefire, called on the parties to fully adhere to these agreements, honor their commitments to the personal envoy and refrain from any action that would jeopardize the UN-brokered talks or further destabilize the situation in the Sahara.
In resolution 2440, adopted last October, the Security Council had enjoined the polisario to halt all activities in Bir Lahlou, Tifariti, and the buffer zone in Guergarate.
The Security Council had, unequivocally, enjoined the polisario to stop moving some of its so-called "administrative facilities" to this zone and to fully fulfill its obligations regarding the buffer zone in Guergarate pursuant to resolution 2414, dated April 2018.