The Second International Conference On Dialogue And Peace In Western Sahara Begins Today

The Second International Conference On Dialogue And Peace In Western Sahara Begins Today

Dakar, October 27 (TNA) The Saharawi Movement for Peace (MSP), as an emerging political force, represents Saharawis who do not identify with the Polisario's political project, and aims to reconcile the positions of Saharawis in Morocco's Southern Provinces and Saharawis in the Tindouf camps on a peaceful solution to the Sahara conflict.

The MSP, chaired by Lhaj Ahmed Barikalla, in collaboration with the Centre Africain d'Etudes Stratégiques pour la Paix (CISPAIX), is organizing the Second International Conference for Dialogue and Peace in Western Sahara, on October 27 and 28, 2023, in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

This conference is part of the Saharawi Peace Movement's mission and efforts to consolidate itself as a "third way" in the search for a peaceful solution to the problem of Western Sahara, and to put an end to the tragedy that has afflicted the Saharawis for half a century.

The conference will be an opportunity to promote Saharawi dialogue, with the presence of representatives of traditional authorities, tribal chiefs and Saharawi civil society, although an invitation has been extended to some leaders of the Polisario Front, although they are unlikely to attend.

International personalities are expected to attend, including the former President of the Spanish Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, as well as the former President of Burundi, Domitien Ndayizeye, the former Minister of Defense and of the Spanish Congress, José Bono, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru and the former advisor to the President of Nigeria, Abdullahi Azucotiní, among other former ambassadors and members of the European Parliament.

The participation of numerous MPs and political party leaders from Mauritania and South American countries, as well as various African, European and Latin American political figures, is also expected, reflecting the growing global interest in peace and stability in northwest Africa. and at the center of the Saharawi Movement for Peace.

The election of Senegal, a country known for its leadership in Africa in favor of peace, and the presence of important African personalities at the Dakar event, reflect the interest of the Saharawi Movement for Peace in conveying its message of peace to African nations and peoples. They are also a sign of the Saharawi Peace Movement's commitment to the desired peaceful solution, in which there are neither losers nor winners, and in which peace, stability and harmony once again reign in this part of the African continent.

The Dakar International Conference on Dialogue and Peace is taking place in a particular context marked by the stalemate in UN negotiations and peace efforts two years after the appointment of Stefan de Mistura as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General. Western Sahara, coinciding with a new approach by the United States in favor of a political solution, an initiative welcomed by the Saharawi Movement for Peace, unlike the Polisario Front.

The Second International Conference on Dialogue and Peace in Dakar will be another opportunity for the Saharawi Peace Movement to explain its proposal for an intermediate solution announced in La Palma de Gran Canaria, Spain, convinced that this plan represents a concrete, more realistic and applicable option to guarantee the well-being and development of the Saharawis on their land, and to break with impossible projects and destructive adventures.

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