In Algeria, the American Under-Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs, Michele Sisson, recalled the principled position of the United States on the question of the Sahara. Algeria, which usually jumps to the ceiling as soon as the declarations do not correspond to its narrative, could not react to the first world power.
The second most influential Foreign Affairs official in the United States, displayed the clear position of the United States on the Sahara issue from Algiers, supporting a political and lasting solution accepted by the parties to the conflict, and approving the process of peace led by the United Nations.
These statements are extremely disturbing in Algeria, a country which continues to cling to the referendum option and which does not want a political solution.
Algeria has also risen up against the UN peace process by refusing to take part in the process of round tables between the four parties.
Michelle Sisson also affirmed that the United States supports the efforts of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Staffan de Mistura, to win acceptance for a permanent solution and to facilitate a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.
“The Biden administration is focused on supporting a credible process under the leadership of Staffan de Mistura,” she said, according to press sources, during her meeting with Algerian officials and the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra.
Again, with this assertion by the United States, it is a counterweight to the position expressed by Algeria in refusing the latest Security Council resolution and refusing to resume the round table process supposed to be led by Staffan de Mistura.
“A political solution is important to promote a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of Western Sahara and the region,” said the American official.
“We strongly support the MINURSO peacekeeping mission and appreciate MINURSO’s contributions to maintaining the conditions necessary to advance the UN-led peace process with a focus on a lasting solution in Western Sahara. “, she added.
According to her, the administration of Joe Biden is focused on supporting a credible political process under the leadership of Staffan de Mistura for a permanent solution.
In Morocco this Wednesday, Michelle Sisson met the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, and reaffirmed the same position expressed in Algeria, while going further, continuing to consider the autonomy plan as the solution which contains the prerequisites for the permanent resolution of the case.
“The United States’ priority is to support a credible process leading to a dignified and lasting solution to the Sahara conflict, which enjoys the support of the international community,” she said.
“The United States continues to consider the autonomy plan presented by Morocco as serious, credible and realistic,” she said on this subject during a press briefing after her talks with Nasser. Bourita.