Month: December 2021

sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 10/Dec/2021
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UN GA unanimously endorses new resolution reaffirming Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and independence

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously endorsed Thursday evening a resolution reaffirming the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 containing the Declaration on…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 09/Dec/2021
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France must “reconsider” its support for Moroccan occupier

France must "reconsider" its policy of support to the illegal Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara and include, during its presidency of the European Union (EU) next semester, the European approach in the "serious and sincere" search for a just and peaceful solution to the Sahrawi conflict, said Wednesday the Polisario…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 08/Dec/2021
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister affirms his country’s support for resumption of negotiations between Morocco and Polisario Front

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Russia, Sergey Vershinin, on Tuesday had a telephone conversation with the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, according to a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry. During the conversation, the situation in Western Sahara and the…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 06/Dec/2021
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New Zealand Police Commissioner requested to investigate phosphate imports from occupied Western Sahara

New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Coster received on 25 November a request submitted by the Western Sahara Campaign in New Zealand to look into imports of phosphate rocks from occupied Western Sahara. A statement of the Western Sahara Campaign in New Zealand - reviewed by Sumoud - confirmed that imports…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 06/Dec/2021
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Spain reaffirms its commitment to relaunch of dialogue in Western Sahara

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, reaffirmed his country's commitment to the relaunch of the dialogue to resolve the more than 40-year old conflict in Western Sahara. "I met with Staffan de Mistura, UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara, during the Mediterranean Dialogue Conference (MED 2021)"…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 06/Dec/2021
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Washington should include new language referring to Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination (ICG)

The United States of America should seek to include new language referring to the Sahrawis’ right to self-determination, said the International Crisis Group (ICG) in a recent report, underlining that such a diplomatic initiative could be enough to open a path toward the resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara.…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 06/Dec/2021
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EU-Morocco agreements: Polisario Front deplores EU Council’s appeal against Court’s rulings

The Polisario Front representative in Europe and the European Union (EU), Oubbi Bouchraya Bachir, deplored Friday the appeal of the Council of the European Union against the rulings of the European Court that annulled the new EU-Moroccan agreements that illegally included the part of Western Sahara under Moroccan occupation. "Faced…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 05/Dec/2021
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United States supports any UN-led political process in Western Sahara (official)

Spokesperson at the US Embassy in Algeria, Paul Wulfsberg, reiterated on Saturday the United States' position of support for any UN-led political process in Western Sahara that would bring peace to the region. In response to a question about his country's position on the Sahrawi issue and the right of…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 05/Dec/2021
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Britain supports right of Sahrawi people to self-determination, hopes for relaunch of political process in Western Sahara

British state minister for Foreign Affairs for South Asia, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has reiterated his country's position in support of a just solution to the Sahrawi issue that guarantees the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination. In response to questions from MP…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 04/Dec/2021
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In his first meeting with de Mistura, Spanish Foreign Minister reveals his country’s position on Western Sahara

Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, affirmed on Friday his country's strong support to the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, to accomplish the task entrusted to him. "The Government of Spain wants to cooperate closely with de Mistura to promote the search for…

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