APS : Friday, 06 April 2018
ALGIERS- The question of Western Sahara is a question of decolonization, as was the case for Algeria during the war for independence, an authorized source of the Foreign Ministry told APS on Thursday.
“The Sahrawi question is recognized as such by the United Nations, since the inscription of this territory on the non-self-governing-territories list in 1963.”
The authorized source is responding to Moroccan Foreign Minister Nacer Bourita’s latest remarks about Algeria’s support to the Polisario Front and the involvement he thinks Algeria should have in the conflict settlement process.
The source also stressed that “Algeria has a duty of solidarity towards the Sahrawi people for the exercise of their legitimate rights, just as the Algerian people received solidarity of their Moroccan and Tunisian brothers during their fight for independence.”
Regarding Morocco’s position to involve Algeria in the negotiations on Western Sahara question, this source stressed that “the support of Algeria to the Sahrawi people and their legitimate representative, the Polisario Front, does not mean that it should be involved in those negotiations,” adding that “it was unthinkable that Algeria when fighting for independence, would have asked from Morocco or Tunisia to negotiate its independence from France.”