Despite the repeated blackmail that Algeria desperately engages in over the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, the United Nations has just insisted, once again, on the primordial importance of the involvement of all parties to the conflict in the political process, conducted under the aegis of the UN Secretary-General.
This was reaffirmed by the deputy spokesman of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Farhan Haq during his daily briefing, Wednesday in New York, when he answered a question on the latest maneuver in date of the Algeria, which rejected resolution 2602 adopted by the Security Council as well as the round table process.
“We believe that there is still a possibility for all the parties and regional actors to come together” within the framework of the political process on the subject of the Sahara, underlined the spokesperson of the SG of the UNO, noting that the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Moroccan Sahara, Staffan de Mistura will discuss with “all the parties and all the states concerned in the region” with a view to resuming this process.
With all due respect to Algeria, it should be recalled that the Security Council in its most recent resolution on the Moroccan Sahara asked Staffan de Mistura to resume the facilitation of the political process of the round tables, with his four participants, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the “polisario”.
Even more, Algeria is considered by the Security Council as a party. This is why he urged him in his latest resolutions, including the 2602 of last Friday, to participate in the round tables and cited it five times, that is to say as many times as Morocco.