Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Moroccan House of Advisers (upper house) on Tuesday called on the Spanish judicial authorities to interact positively with the complaints filed against the Polisario leader Brahim Ghali by several of his victims, and to initiate the arrest procedure against him.
In a statement issued at the end of an emergency meeting devoted to the developments of the Sahara issue, the Committee deplored the attitude of Spain, which welcomes on its territory the leader of the separatist militias of the polisario, prosecuted for war crimes and serious human rights violations.
The Committee reiterated unwavering support for the strong stance of Moroccan diplomacy in the face of this dangerous development, and welcomed its approach characterized by consistency and clarity, as strategic choices adopted by the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI.
The Committee also voiced its commitment to supporting the just cause of territorial integrity as well as the advocacy and efforts made by the Kingdom in the various international fora, in particular through parliamentary diplomacy, highlighting the positive developments of the national cause at the international level, particularly at the Security Council.
Likewise, the Committee underscored the importance of the new development model and the opening by several countries of consulates in the Moroccan southern provinces, an evidence that the international community is confident in the legitimacy of the national cause and the autonomy initiative as a serious and credible solution to this conflict.
The members of the Committee commended Moroccans living abroad for their sacrifices and resistance to provocations and maneuvers by enemies of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, and underlined the need to ensure the good implementation of systems of privileges and diplomatic immunity as stipulated by the Vienna Convention, in particular with regard to judicial protection of the diplomatic and consular missions of the Kingdom abroad against acts of sabotage and aggression.