The Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Omar Zniber, once again denounced the displaced attacks and the ramblings uttered by the Algerian delegation at each session of the Human Rights Council (CDH) of the UN on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.
“These hysterical, politically motivated attacks have absolutely nothing to do with the agenda of the Human Rights Council, nor the subjects discussed, nor the concerns which are and remain at the heart of our debates”, Zniber said in a letter to diplomatic missions accredited to Geneva ahead of the 47th session of the HRC, which will open on June 21.
According to him, these attacks actually reflect that “ the desire, by breaking and entering, to introduce controversy on the question of the Moroccan Sahara ”, noting that “The territorial integrity of the Kingdom is the object of an absurd and obsessive hostility on the part of the Algerian regime which has been mobilizing for this purpose for nearly half a century, irrelevant financial and diplomatic resources,” also targeting the Human Rights Council, which happily and judiciously remains indifferent to these deliberately calculated attempts. “
Zniber wanted to point out that “This culpable hostility manifests itself permanently, through dozens of successive declarations by the Algerian regime, which systematically strives, at the highest authorized level in the hierarchy, to attack its Moroccan neighbor on the recovery of its Sahara, which says a lot, if we still had to prove it, about the direct, self-interested and motivated implications on this issue, including for reasons intrinsic to this regime which remains hostage to geopolitical calculations resulting from the Cold War. “
He protested against the recent intimidation of the representative of Algeria, who addressed certain members of the Council, namely threats of breaking off relations, for the simple fact that they wished to contribute to an informal dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the absolute need to avoid politicizing or instrumentalizing the Sahara issue.
“For many decades, the only real objective assigned to foreign policy and assumed by the diplomacy of the neighboring country, has been limited to the systematic and marked hostility towards Morocco, including the unilateral closure of the borders for nearly of 30 years, without valid motivation, other than, in particular, the deprivation of the Algerian citizens of mobility, in flagrant contradiction with the respect of the most essential human rights “, he raised.
Zniber denounced, in this regard, the unfortunate nature of the intentions of the Algerian delegation which does not hesitate to seek confrontation and thus to drag certain other Council delegations down a dead end, but whose real motive is that of to hinder the political solution of the regional dispute over the Sahara, based on the autonomy initiative, which the United Nations Security Council, which emanates from the international community, considers “credible and serious”.
“Contrary to the untimely declarations made during the 46th Session, in the isolated remarks of the Algerian representative, wanting to attack Morocco, the situation in the southern provinces reflects exceptional economic and social development, a peaceful, active and intensive political life. , and the opening of these provinces to multiple activities of an international character, including the visit of innumerable delegations of parliamentarians, diplomats, speakers ”, he remarked.
“Morocco has also, on multiple occasions, sent invitations to all the special procedures and to many international NGOs, to see firsthand, the full and complete exercise of rights by the populations, through their representatives who are also henceforth, interlocutors at the level of the United Nations expressing in particular the voice of the populations of the Sahara, within the Moroccan delegations during the round tables held under the auspices of the United Nations, as well as within the bodies having also the exclusive task of promoting the political solution “, he argues.
He recalled, moreover, that the Geneva Group of Support for Territorial Integrity of Morocco, which has 31 countries, inscribes all its statements in a non-confrontational framework, avoiding blaming or insulting, insisting especially on the primary role and exclusive of the Security Council in the search for a solution and on the political character of the dispute over the Sahara.
“In accordance with its internationally and unanimously recognized practices of dialogue, openness and respect for international standards, Morocco has never chosen the path of aggression and adventure, in any forum whatsoever. , and a fortiori to the Human Rights Council, charged with the noble task of respecting human rights on the basis of dialogue, understanding and mutual respect ”, underlined the ambassador.
“However, the Kingdom does not accept to be unduly attacked, in particular by the representative of a regime seriously arrested and questioned on the massive violations of human rights to which it engages, a regime which shelters, arms , directs and controls a separatist group whose leaders and particularly and notably, “the leader” is prosecuted for crimes of rape, torture and war, by judicial authorities of a third country, a so-called “leader” who tries to escape these organs, as formally established recently through fraudulent behavior of identity theft ”, he said.
“This letter has no other purpose than to alert on the aggressive and displaced character and without limit which take these attacks against Morocco, which have nothing to do with the mandate of the Council of Human Rights, Council that Morocco honors through full cooperation with its mechanisms, as recognized by them, as well as with all the parties sincerely attached to the decisive and historical progress accumulated by Morocco in the construction of the rule of law, and compliance with its international human rights obligations ”, he added.