The United States urged Algeria to support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura. In order to deepen negotiations on the Sahrawi conflict.
in this meaning, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke with Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ataf, and there was a call for greater Algerian involvement in the Western Sahara issue in order to reach an agreement between the conflicting parties. Because of the Maghreb role also in this matter.
Recent UN resolutions have stated that Algeria should contribute more to the UN-led political negotiation process to end the conflict over Western Sahara. In this context, the work of Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is very remarkable and has been praised by the parties concerned. De Mistura recently held informal bilateral consultations with representatives from Algeria and Mauritania and members of the “Group of Friends”, including Spain, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom and France. That is, with all parties involved in the Sahrawi issue. The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has received his personal envoy for Western Sahara to discuss the outcome of the talks, the UN’s Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs noted. Some dialogues were held weeks ago with the aim of ending the conflict that has been going on for more than four decades.
The American recommendation to Algeria seeks to prevent Algeria from continuing to partially evade its responsibility in the Sahara conflict This came after a phone call between Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ataf.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The US diplomat also congratulated Algeria on its election to the UN Security Council and highlighted the need to address “the full range of challenges” facing the UN-led process on Western Sahara. This includes showing “full support for the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara Staffan de Mistura, while intensifying efforts to achieve a lasting and dignified political solution for Western Sahara,” the official note states.
Algeria is a very important part of the political process regarding Western Sahara because it supports the Polisario Front, a separatist political-military entity that calls for a referendum on independence for the Sahrawi population. An option contrary to that advocated by Morocco, which demands that the territory be part of the kingdom. Morocco proposes a broad formula of autonomy for Western Sahara under its own sovereignty, while respecting UN resolutions.
accurately, Morocco’s proposal received great international support from countries such as the United States, Germany, the Emirates, and even Spain. The former colonial power in the region, which considers the Moroccan alternative to be the most serious, credible and realistic alternative to solving the problem. All this while the Polisario Front’s option has less international support.
The Kingdom of Morocco recently raised the main points of its project for the Western Sahara. The Moroccan plan respects the United Nations resolutions on the Sahrawi issue, and the Moroccan spirit seeks in this sense to create the conditions for a process of dialogue and negotiations that lead to a political solution acceptable to both parties. Morocco presents a detailed program of the main points that explain the project of the North African country and how the autonomy system will be implemented in Western Sahara, respect for the rights of the people of the region, the development of the economic and investment environment, and respect for the administrative administration. And the distinctive judiciary of the region within the Moroccan state system.
for his part, Algeria indicated at various times that it is only an observer actor in the situation, although it was raised by various sectors that it is a prominent actor in the Sahrawi issue due to its involvement in the Polisario Front, and it refused. Invite the UN envoy several times to participate in round tables With the rest of the parties involved, according to what was reported by various media outlets such as Morocco International News.