Moroccan Sahara: Separatist Polisario Protests Against Visits of Foreign Delegations

Morocco has strengthened its international presence by opening representations for foreign diplomats in southern provinces, the last of which is the Republic of Suriname

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Morocco has strengthened its international presence by opening foreign diplomacy representations in Moroccan Sahara; last of which is the Republic of Suriname.

According to the separatist Front’s spokesman in Europe, Abi Bouchraya Al-Bachir, the Red Cross’s delegation visit to the southern provinces left the Polisario angry, which led them to send a letter to the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, expressing their disapproval.

In this “protest letter”, the Polisario expressed its “astonishment” at what the delegation of the ICRC had done, and demanded “clarifications” about the role that the Committee intends to play in the Sahara.

The meeting of the Red Cross delegation with local officials and civil society activists in Laayoune, sparkled the Polisario’s fury, expressing their “astonishment” at seeing an institution the size of the International Red Cross operating in the Sahara without informing members of the front.

Morocco has strengthened its international presence by opening representations for foreign diplomats in southern provinces, the last of which is the Republic of Suriname, which decided to open a consulate in the city of Dakhla, in support of Morocco’s sovereignty over Sahara.

The Algerian President, Abdelmajid Tebboune and his Foreign Minister, had previously exerted pressure on African countries, to the point of calling some presidents, in order to thwart the inclusion of the Sahara file within the council’s duties.

The Algerian proposal was in the end rejected, and therefore the Sahara file remains an exclusive prerogative of the United Nations.

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