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Sahara : The Sahrawi Initiative for Change says the UN two round-tables are a «waste of time»

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The Tindouf camps. / Ph. DR

In a letter sent to the UN personal envoy for Western Sahara Horst Köhler, the Sahrawi Initiative for Change (SIC), an opposition movement launched in the Tindouf camps, slammed the two round-tables held in Geneva on the Western Sahara conflict.

Quoted by pro-Polisario news platform Futuro Sahara, the Sahrawi Initiative for Change said that the talks attended in December 2018 and in February 2019 by delegations from Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario «are a waste of time».

The movement established in 2017 wrote in their letter that the Geneva talks «lack clarity» and that they are «slow-paced». On the other hand, SIC suggested that the Western Sahara conflict «must be dealt with under Chapter VII of the UN».

Meanwhile in Russia, Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita told Russian news agency Sputnik, Tuesday, that Morocco is not «interested in holding talks on the Western Sahara issue just for the sake of attending meetings».

For the record, at the end of the second round of the «round-table» in Geneva, the delegations voted in favor of the project of the personal envoy to organize a third meeting, in the same format namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario.

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