The way the UN deals with the Sahara issue requires collaborating partners, as it would not impose a solution on the parties concerned without their consent with regard to its formula or mechanisms aimed at reaching a compromise-based solution, underlined the London-based daily.
"In case any party evades responsibility to move forward in the search of a such a solution, the principle of total collaboration is then violated," the paper went on to say, noting that no party has the right to impose on the United Nations a mediator of its own choice to pursue the remaining negotiation process, as it will not secure the conditions of neutrality and objectivity.”
The decision of the UN to confirm Peter van Walsum’s status shows that the international organization “applies the rule that stipulates that a good arbitrator should not be changed in the last moments of any game.”
The paper concluded that after “a timid beginning”, the Sahara negotiations are more and more considered as “the most efficient means” to reach a solution, which makes unjustified any “return to point zero.”
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