Month: October 2021

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Botswana calls on Morocco to cease its obstruction and provocative actions and to allow UN to organize referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara

The Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN, Amb. Collin V. Kelapile, stressed in his statement Wednesday before the Joint General Debate of the 4th Committee, that the delays witnessed in the organization of a referendum in Western Sahara is “a result to deliberate and destabilizing actions” from Morocco. “On…

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Iran defends right of Sahrawi people, calls on Morocco and Polisario Front to resume negotiations

The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, Amb. Majid Takht Ravanchi, affirmed in his statement last Monday before the Joint General Debate of the 4th Committee, that his country supports the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination in line with UN General…

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Namibia expresses “deep concern” over delay in completing decolonization process of Western Sahara

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the UN, Amb. Neville Gertze, stressed Wednesday before the Joint General Debate of the 4th Committee, his country’s particular concerns about the situation in Western Sahara, calling for thorough review of the UN Mission’s mandate in this last colony in Africa.…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 27/Oct/2021
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US Congress excludes support for any bilateral or multilateral military exercises with Kingdom of Morocco

The United States Senate has passed a resolution barring the Secretary of Defense from supporting any bilateral or multilateral military exercises with the Kingdom of Morocco, unless latter taken serious steps to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara. According to the congressional decision “None of the funds authorized to appropriated…

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Due to differences over new draft resolution, Security Council postpones session on Western Sahara until Friday

The UN Security Council has decided to postpone a session scheduled for Wednesday on Western Sahara, amid reports of differences over the final wording of a draft resolution extending the mission of MINURSO. The Kenyan presidency did not mention the reasons for the postponement, but diplomatic sources confirmed that there…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 27/Oct/2021
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Algerian-Russian discussions on Western Sahara ahead of Security Council meeting

Special Envoy for Western Sahara and the Maghreb countries, Amar Belani, held on Tuesday a telephone conversation with the Russian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergei Vershinin, to discuss the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara, on the eve of the Security Council meeting on MINURSO. The telephone conversation…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 26/Oct/2021
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Kigali meeting: SADR’s participation remains essential

The head of the Sahrawi delegation to the work of the 2nd African Union-European Union (AU-EU) ministerial meeting held in the Rwandan capital Kigali, Mohamed Yeslem Beissat, said on Tuesday that the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in this meeting remains "essential". In a statement to APS,…

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Algeria reiterates support to Staffan de Mistura’s efforts

Algeria, as a neighbouring and observer country in the settlement process of Western Sahara issue, reiterated its support to the efforts of the new UN chief's personal envoy for the occupied territory, Staffan de Mistura, aiming at putting an end to the conflict, said Algeria's permanent representative to the United…

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Algeria calls for direct dialogue between parties to conflict in Western Sahara

Algeria called for a direct dialogue between the Polisario Front and Morocco, as the only way to achieve a fair and lasting settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara, said the permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Sofiane Mimouni. "Only a direct dialogue between the Polisario Front and…

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Uganda calls for organizing self-determination referendum of Sahrawi people without further delay

Uganda expressed Monday regret over the delay in completing the decolonization process in Western Sahara, calling the holding of a referendum on the self-determination of the Sahrawi people without further delay. The Uganda delegation at the United Nations called on the Decolonization Committee to assume its responsibility for the eradication…

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