NEW YORK- The Security Council called Wednesday Morocco and the Polisario Front to resume negotiations without any pre-conditions and in good faith “to reach a fair, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that enables the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.”
NEW YORK- The Security Council will extend by six months, until 30 April 2019, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), a step aimed at supporting the resumption of direct negotiations between the two parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco.
NEW YORK- The United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an open session devoted to the Palestinian issue on July 24th, announced Thursday Palestine’s permanent representative to the United Nations Riyad Mansour.
NEW YORK- The Polisario Front called Saturday the Security Council, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his personal envoy Horst Kohler to “organize direct negotiations between the parties of the Sahrawi conflict, Morocco and Western Sahara, as soon as possible and in accordance with the last resolution 2414,” reiterating “its full willingness to start direct talks, without prerequisites, with Rabat that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.”
NEW YORK- The resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by six months represents a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue by the Security Council, said M’Hamed Khedad, the Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO.
ALGIERS- The United Nations Security Council adopted, in a debate Friday on the issue of Western Sahara, a resolution which reaffirms the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and calls on the two parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front, to hold negotiations “without prerequisites and in good faith,” under the auspices of UN Secretary General.
ALGIERS- Algeria “notes with satisfaction” the new resolution on the issue of Western Sahara that the United Nations Security Council adopted Friday and underlines that this resolution reaffirms that there is no other solution to the conflict but that which enables the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Benali Cherif in a statement following the adoption of the UN resolution.