The Office of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) dealt a new blow to the Polisario and its Algerian Godfather when it reaffirmed full support for resolution 2218 unanimously adopted late April by the UN Security Council.
In this resolution, the Security Council welcomed the “credible efforts” made by Morocco to reach a negotiated political solution to the territorial dispute opposing it to Algeria about Western Sahara.
Commending the efforts made by Morocco, the Office of PARLACEN states that it fully supports resolution 2218 which evidences the United Nations’ obvious backing to Morocco’s proposal to grant broad autonomy to the disputed part of its Sahara as a serious and credible solution to this long-lasting conflict.
The support of Latin American MPs to the Moroccan national cause is based on their conviction regarding the validity of the Moroccan position on a dispute that was fabricated in the 70s by the Algerian and Libyan regimes. At the time of the Cold War, the two regimes were deeply imbued by the ideals of the Eastern bloc.
Noting the “serious and credible efforts made by Morocco to reach a political, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Sahara issue,” the Central American Parliament joined its voice to the appeal launched by the Security Council for the organization of a census of the inhabitants of the Polisario-run Tindouf camps.
Morocco was recently admitted as extra-regional observer within the Central American Parliament, which was founded in the early 90s, to harmonize policies and actions of the parliaments in the region.
PARLACEN, headquartered in Guatemala City, musters 20 members from each of its six member states (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic).
The members of the Central American Parliament are fully aware of the ins and outs of the Moroccan-Algerian conflict, the historical genesis of the creation of the Polisario Front and the origin of its founding members.