Like his Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has set his sights on the Western Sahara issue. On Sunday evening, the Algerian head of state affirmed that the Western Sahara issue remains a decolonisation issue and that its settlement implies a return to the relevant UN decisions.
Algeria, with regard to the Western Sahara conflict, supports the claim of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), proclaimed by the Polisario Front in 1976, while making dialogue a priority to reach a favourable outcome to the difficult situation surrounding the file. During his regular meeting with some Algerian media officials, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune stressed that the Western Sahara issue is on the agenda of the fourth UN Committee on Decolonisation.
« All international parties approve without exception this step. It is therefore appropriate to leave the way to the UN to settle this conflict, » said Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Regarding the positive points recorded by Algerian diplomacy during the last session of the African Union (AU), especially after the adoption of Algeria’s recommendations by the continental organization, regarding the recent position of the AU Peace and Security Council vis-à-vis the conflict in Western Sahara, Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that « the AU has shown integrity in its approach.
« Attempts to perpetuate the conflict or invoke the statute of limitations cannot be the solution, » said the Algerian head of state, stressing « the imperative for the AU Peace and Security Council to examine this issue and inform the UN Security Council of the decisions taken at the continental level to reach a final and just solution to this issue. Furthermore, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune expressed the wish to see the two parties to the conflict (Morocco and the Polisario Front) reach a definitive solution without one party imposing its opinion on the other.