APS - 20 February 2022
BRUSSELS- Spain has a legal, historical, political and moral responsibility towards the Sahrawi people and must assume its role in completing the decolonization of occupied Western Sahara, affirmed Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali.
"Spain can't unilaterally give up its legal, historical, political and moral responsibility towards the Sahrawi people. It is the administering power of Western Sahara and it is up to Spain to assume its essential role in the completion of the territory decolonization," Ghali told the Spanish news agency EFE, on the occasion of his participation in the EU-AU Summit in Brussels.
However, he rejected the idea that the solution to this conflict is through a certain form of "autonomy" of Western Sahara, the option proposed by Morocco, because "it doesn't offer a solution but rather a fait accompli of the illegal occupation."
Ghali said he "continues to believe in the international community, represented by the United Nations, which must ensure the self-determination and independence of a peaceful and patient people, like the Sahrawi people," as it has already done with "similar conflicts, like East Timor and Namibia."
"The last decolonization case in Africa can't be an exception," he stressed.