Close this search box.

Sahara conflict: Irish authorities react to Brahim Ghali’s visit to Ireland

Brahim Ghali's visit

Faced with distortions to the facts, the Irish authorities have had to come out to set the records straight on alleged claims by the leader of the Polisario separatist militia, Brahim Ghali, that his visit to Dublin suggests acceptance by his hosts of his side’s position on the Sahara dispute.

In a clear and unambiguous statement issued by its Embassy in Rabat, Ireland has put an end to the erroneous view of the Polisario separatist militia led by Brahim Ghali.

According to the statement, the presence in Ireland of the head of the Polisario separatist militia was rather a “private”, and not “official” as claimed by separatist propaganda. Ireland’s official Declaration states: “The visit of Polisario Front representatives to Ireland last week was a private visit”. It was organized by a pro-Polisario micro association active in Ireland. The Irish government is in no way involved in or responsible for this activity.

The separatists were not received by any member of the Irish government. Ireland’s Official Statement, as circulated by its Embassy, says with acerbic phlegm: the separatists’ visit was “not on foot of an official invitation”. Despite their insistent requests and the support of their intermediaries, the separatists had no discussions – official or unofficial – with Irish Prime Minister Leo VARADKAR or his Services, nor with Foreign Minister Micheal Martin.

The agents of the separatist militia have not been received by the Irish legislature, either. The Speakers of both Houses, as well as the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, have refused to receive them. Only certain members of parliament sympathetic to the separatist group were received, in a personal capacity – and not on behalf of Parliament.

In issuing this statement, Ireland reaffirms and clarifies its unchanged position on Moroccan Sahara issue. Ireland’s Official Statement, issued by the Irish Embassy, affirms that: Ireland does not recognize” the separatist republic, SADR.

Furthermore, the statement stated that Ireland, which does not recognize and has never recognized the pseudo “rasd”, maintains a constructive posture. This position, as defined by the Irish Government, is reaffirmed in its official statement: “Ireland’s long-standing position on Western Sahara is one of full support for the UN-led process and the Secretary General’s efforts to bring about a definitive and mutually acceptable political settlement on this issue.”

More Stories Here

Source: MAP News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *