The Saharawi Movement for Peace (MSP) has formally requested its incorporation as an observer member of the Socialist International, a body which brings together more than 100 socialist, labour and social democratic political formations in the world.
The request was formulated in a letter from the First Secretary of the MSP, Hach Ahmed Bericalla, to the Secretary General of the Socialist International, Benedicta Lasi.
"The decision was taken unanimously at the meeting of the Permanent Political Commission of the MSP on 25 February. This Commission - the text adds - has given me the mandate to begin talks with you with the aim of carrying out the corresponding formalities and steps to achieve this membership. It will be a great honour to participate in your forthcoming meetings and to be able to fulfil the wishes of the militants and leaders of the MSP," the letter states.
"The MSP was born in April 2020 as an independent Saharawi political force that aims to introduce the culture of multipartyism and democracy in Saharawi society and to put an end to the single party model imposed since 1973 by the Polisario", the letter continues.
The First Secretary further emphasised that the MSP Movement is committed to a peaceful solution to the conflict in Western Sahara. "We are opposed to a military solution, and we want to promote a compromise solution with the Kingdom of Morocco", the letter underlines.