Hilale to his Algerian counterpart: “you are asking for the decolonization of the Sahara and you forget to decolonize the Kabyles”

Yesterday, Monday 13 June 2022, at the annual meeting of the C24 in New York, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, reformulated the rules of art, the representative of Algeria, Nadir El Arabaoui, on the Moroccan Sahara and variable geometry -discourse on self-determination, which the junta advocates.

The ambassador, Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, declared yesterday, Monday, in New York that Algeria kidnapped and tortured the sequestrants in the Tindouf camps, which it is supposed to protect. “The UN Human Rights Committee has just released a press release today on a Sahrawi whom you kidnapped, kidnapped and tortured. He disappeared and the committee asked you for clarification and reaffirmed your responsibility as host country for the Tindouf camps, in violation of Article 2 of the Committee.” said Hilale, swinging the picture of M’Rabih Ahmed Mahmoud Adda to the representative of Algeria Nadir El Arabaoui, during the annual meeting of C24.

The ambassador then exposed Algeria’s violations of international law and questioned the Algerian diplomat: “You respect neither international law nor international law. You imposed a conflict on Morocco for 45 years. You have frozen the Maghreb. You pressed the ‘polisario’ for the ceasefire violation and the military agreements to try to destabilize the region ”.

In response to his erroneous claims about a so-called decolonization of the Moroccan Sahara and an alleged right to self-determination for the people of this Moroccan region, Hilale El Arabaoui reformulated: has been under Algerian occupation since Algeria became a state since the birth of Algeria in 1962 “, adding that” Kabylia is an open-air prison, you deny its people its most basic rights “.

The Moroccan ambassador also pointed out that the Moroccan character of the Sahara was in fact affirmed by unchanging historical realities, indisputable legal foundations, an irrevocable political dynamic, an irreversible human connection to the homeland and affirmed international recognition. , loudly proclaimed during this C24 meeting. “No insult to those who show blindness, the Sahara is Moroccan and will remain Moroccan until the end of time,” he said. “You do not mind, you have heard dozens of countries proclaiming the Moroccan status of the Sahara, proclaiming their support for the political process, and disagreeing with you,” Hilale told the Algerian representative. “You are committing intellectual terrorism, either we are with Algeria or we are against Algeria,” he told El Arabaoui, who was deeply disturbed and plagued by the massive support for Moroccan Sahara and the plan of autonomy that UN members have under it. C24 meeting.

The Moroccan diplomat then stressed that the current UN-political process under the exclusive auspices of the UN was aimed at achieving a political, realistic, pragmatic, lasting and compromise solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara, the Ambassador said, confirming that Morocco remains committed to this UN political process in line with Security Council resolutions since 2007. He made it known that the Kingdom in this sense reaffirmed its commitment to the Round Table process enshrined in Security Council Resolutions 2468, 2494, 2548 and 2602, with the effective participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and “polisario”.

He further emphasized that the realistic, pragmatic, credible and compromise policy solution requested by the Security Council could only be the Moroccan self-governing initiative within the framework of Morocco’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “This Self-Reliance Initiative enjoys growing international support. Germany, Spain, Romania, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Serbia and Hungary, to name a few, have recently announced their support for the Autonomy Initiative as the only serious and credible solution, and thus joins the majority of the Arab and African states, which support the plan of autonomy under the sovereignty of Morocco, ”recalled Omar Hilale.

The Ambassador also stated that the Moroccan Sahara was an oasis of peace, stability, tranquility and prosperity, with the locals enjoying all their rights and participating in the socio-economic development of the region, as is the case for the entire Moroccan territory. .

“Far from the other parties’ imaginative and false exclamations, there is neither war nor conflict in the Moroccan Sahara, but on the contrary, it is a region that attracts national and foreign investors, hosts international conferences, hundreds of thousands of tourists and continental sports. Tournaments.” , he insisted.

The significant growth that the Moroccan Sahara is experiencing at all levels makes it a true model for integration and multidimensional, inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. In this context, twenty-six countries and organizations, the last of which is Suriname, have so far opened consulates general in the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla in the Moroccan Sahara. This confirms the stability and serenity that prevails there and the international recognition of Moroccanism in the southern provinces, Omar Hilale said.

The Ambassador also recalled that since Morocco regained its territorial integrity, Algeria has been constantly active in maintaining a regional dispute under the guise of defending the so-called right to self-determination, specifying that Algeria “can no longer hide behind its pseudo-observer status. “he was and remains the most important and responsible party to the maintenance of this conflict.”

He recalled in this context that the Security Council had called on Algeria in all its most recent resolutions, including the most recent, 2602, to participate in roundtable discussions and to show commitment in a constructive way with the “Personal Envoy in a Spirit”. compromise throughout the duration of the process and until its successful completion.

“Algeria’s refusal to return to the round tables, having participated in the first two, is a violation of the Security Council and a violation of international law. This obstacle will never absolve it of its historical responsibility in this regional conflict,” he said. Hilale.

In response to a false, misleading and far-reaching claim by the Algerian UN ambassador that Morocco offered to share its Sahara with Algeria in 1975, the Moroccan diplomat joked that “this scoop would go around the world”. In the end, Omar Hilale literally ridiculed the Algerian diplomat, who had stated that if he were a teacher, he would have called Morocco’s statement irrelevant, replying to him “fortunately, Mr Ambassador, you are not a teacher or a teacher. Otherwise you would have formed a generation unaware of the UN’s history, good neighborliness and principles ”.

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