The Polisario Front separatists are once again snubbed and this time in Belgium just before the resuming of informal negotiations on the Western Sahara future, in Manhasset (near New York). In one of their vain attempts to harm the territorial integrity of Morocco, and after having been successively snubbed in France and Bundestag (German Parliament), and their failure to convey their propagandist messages, the separatists have tried again in Belgium where they have mobilized the Flemish Nationalist Party N-VA (opposition) and its President Bart De Wever, to make the Belgian Senate adopt a draft resolution hostile to the Moroccanity of the Sahara. The Senate Committee in charge of Foreign Affairs and Defense has at once, rejected last Tuesday, the draft text before even its submission to the vote. Whether belonging to the right or to the left, the Members of Parliament have all stated that such an approach “would not bring any added-value to the process of the Sahara issue resolution, particularly, at the time when Morocco achieves important democratic progress greeted by the international community”.
The draft resolution, they support, “is against the process started by the United Nations in looking for a fair, sustainable and just political solution”.
On his side, the representative of the Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry has recalled that his government supported the action of the personal envoy of the UN Secretary General, Christopher Ross, specifying that “this draft resolution would but hinder the constructive role that may be played by Belgium for the settlement of this issue”.
According to the opinion of the senators belonging to the majority, the draft resolution of the N-VA Party is “clearly partial, build on ideological bases, and would, consequently, have no chance to get through, if even it were presented a second time”. Thus, this position puts definitely and end to the vain attempts of the Belgian extreme right hostile to the Moroccanity of the Sahara.