The convoy of the UN observation mission in the Sahara managed to enter east of the berm after the ban announced by the separatist movement, polisario.
The Polisario, which had banned entry to the Minurso convoy to go to its two sites and make deliveries, had yielded to pressure when the case was publicized. The head of the separatist militia financed by Algeria resolved to authorize the entry of the convoy in a confidential letter addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterress.
In a press briefing on Monday evening, the UN spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, announced that the “deliveries” of the MINURSO convoy were completed between April 5 and 7, in two MINURSO sites, at the East of Mur des Sables, at Tifariti and M’Hairiz.
Stéphane Dujarric indicated that this operation, which allows the sites to remain operational, took place “with the support of the Polisario front and Morocco”.
“The UN is pleased to have secured safe passage east of the Wall of Sands to enable the Mission to overcome some of its logistical challenges,” he said.
“It is essential to take advantage of this momentum and ensure that the Mission can maintain its efforts on the ground and its presence throughout the territory in order to create space for the political process to move forward, under the facilitation of the ‘Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General, Mr. Staffan de Mistura,’ added the UN spokesperson.
This call to order from the UN comes after the armed elements of the Polisario had prevented the convoy of the UN mission from entering from Smara towards its Team-Sites located east of the Moroccan defensive wall in the Sahara.
This development in the situation is explained by the approach of an important date, April 15, when the head of Minurso, the Russian Alexander Ivanko as well as the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General, the Italo-Swedish Staffan de Mistura, will present to the Security Council the recent developments observed in the last six months since the adoption of the last resolution 2654.