Algeria is Party to Sahara Conflict- Polisario Founder
Bachir Dkhil, one of the founders of the Polisario who defected to Morocco in 1990, welcomed the UN Security latest statements on Algeria’s involvement in the Sahara issue.
“Algeria is a party to the conflict. Not only does it arm, back and fund the Polisario, but it has also prevented any attempt at reaching a solution with Morocco,” Dkhil told le360 news website.
He said a solution to the Sahara issue hinges on a Moroccan-Algerian deal.
“The Security Council better understands the Algerian role and is pushing for a solution to a conflict that has long-lasted,” he said.
The Moroccan autonomy initiative represents a credible basis to settle the conflict politically within Morocco’s sovereignty, he said.
The Security Council wants feasible solutions that take into account the demographic changes in the Sahara in the last four decades.
Bachir Dkhil made it clear “The Polisario is not a representative of the Saharan population”.