The ambassador of the Republic of Vietnam to Algeria, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Vinh, reaffirmed the position of his country on the Sahrawi issue, which supports the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations decisions.
“Western Sahara has been included since the 1960s in the list of non-independent regions in the United Nations classification,” said the Vietnamese diplomat. He also indicated that his country “supports and encourages peaceful solutions to various international conflicts and the Sahrawi issue must be resolved within the framework of international legitimacy and in accordance with what was stated in the United Nations regulations.”
The statements of the Ambassador of Vietnam to Algeria came at a time when the occupied cities of Western Sahara register a dangerous escalation by the Moroccan forces and violations of human rights, especially since Morocco’s breach of the ceasefire agreement of 1991, due to its aggression against unarmed Sahrawi civilians, in the illegal Guergarat loophole on November 13, 2020, which led to the armed struggle again.
The Moroccan repression forces in the occupied territories of Western Sahara are carrying out a fierce campaign targeting Sahrawi militants and activists, imposing a suffocating and tightening siege on their homes, turning them into prisons and placing them under house arrest, as well as a set of arbitrary arrests and physical and psychological attacks on the civilians.