Month: October 2021

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Algeria does not support Security Council’s “biased” resolution on renewal of MINURSO mandate

Algeria does not support the "biased" resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on the renewal of the mandate of the MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara), the ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad said Sunday, regretting the "fundamentally unbalanced" approach set out in…

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Colombia refutes Moroccan allegations of extending consular jurisdiction of its Embassy in Rabat to Western Sahara

The Colombian government refuted on Sunday the allegations made by the official Moroccan News Agency regarding the alleged announcement of the Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Colombia, Ms. Marta Lucia Ramirez, regarding what the Moroccan authorities considered an extension of the consular jurisdiction of its…

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Sahrawi Foreign Affairs Minister: Peace is only possible on basis of respect for international legality

The Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, reaffirmed Saturday that the option of peace, as an alternative to war, is only possible on the basis of respect for international legality, which does not recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara. "We hope that the new personal…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 30/Oct/2021
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Polisario Front will only engage in “political process” based on reviving settlement plan in line with resolution 690 of 1991 (Statement)

The Polisario Front has declared that it intends to take practical steps regarding its participation in the so-called “political process” of the United Nations, in response to the recent resolution of the Security Council. The Polisario Front, in a statement issued Saturday following the adoption by the United Nations Security…

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Tunisia is committed to international legitimacy and UN efforts to achieve solution to Western Sahara issue

Based on its commitment to international legality and the role of the United Nations in preserving peace and security in the world, Tunisia "reiterates its full support for the ongoing efforts of the UN Secretary-General to achieve a political solution in the Western Sahara and its support for the important…

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China: Developments on ground in Western Sahara cannot be ignored, negotiations are priority for solution to Sahrawi issue

The People's Republic of China criticized on Friday the way in which Security Council resolutions on the question of Western Sahara were formulated. The Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, called during the UN Security Council session on Western Sahara to reflect the situation on the…

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Russia: Resolution 2602 undermines transparency of Security Council’s work, complicates efforts to resume negotiations between Morocco and Polisario Front

Russia stressed on Friday that Security Council resolution 2602 on Western Sahara undermines the transparency of the work of the Security Council and unlikely to contribute to the efforts of the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy to resume the process of direct negotiation in order to achieve a mutually acceptable…

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Mexico and Vietnam call for application of international law in Western Sahara

Mexico expressed on Friday its deep regret that the members of the UN Security Council were unable to participate in the drafting of the resolution on Western Sahara that the UN Security Council voted on. During the UN Security Council session, Mexico reiterated its support for the peace process led…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 29/Oct/2021
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Kenya calls on UN Security Council to implement MINURSO’s mission to organize referendum for self-determination in Western Sahara

Kenya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Martin Kimani, called Friday on the UN Security Council to carry out the mandate of United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which is to organize a referendum for self-determination of the Saharawi people. The Kenyan diplomat confirmed during the…

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Security Council extends MINURSO mandate for one year

The Security Council decided on Friday to extend for one year the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Security Council issued its resolution 2602 on Western Sahara during a session held on Friday, extending the mission of MINURSO until 31 October 2022.…

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