The latest UN Security Council resolution on the Moroccan Sahara has confirmed, if need be, that the notions of "independence" or "self-determination referendum" are “no longer possible", said the Peruvian Council of Solidarity with the so-called ‘SADR’.
Resolution N° 2468, which has extended Minurso's mandate for six months, clearly ignored the notion of "self-determination", which was mentioned only once, and ostensibly removed, as in the latest resolutions, any reference to the term "referendum", the Council pointed out in a statement.
The resolution, which was adopted by a large majority on 30 April, also reiterated its call for progress towards a "realistic, pragmatic, sustainable and compromise-based solution", making it clear that "self-determination" and "the referendum" have become "obsolete notions", in that they "are neither realistic nor pragmatic and do not respond to a mutually acceptable solution", the source said.
The UN resolution highlights the "dynamics" of the Geneva Round Tables as the "only way" to reach a "political solution "to the Sahara conflict with the involvement of the four concerned parties: Morocco, Algeria (mentioned five times in the resolution), Mauritania and the Polisario Front", the Council said.
The president of this Council, writer and political analyst Ricardo Sánchez Serra, had called on, in a recent article published by the information website Peru Informa, the "polisario" to seize the "historic opportunity" offered by the UN political process and to accept the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco as a solution to this conflict.