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 between the two diplomats focused on the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara in the wake of discussions on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations mission for the organization a referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
The two sides noted “the counterproductive measures aimed at predetermining the final status of Western Sahara,” the Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by the Tass news agency.
During this interview, Vershinin reiterated Moscow’s principled position in favor of a political solution to this long-standing conflict on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations and its Security Council “, underlined Russian diplomacy in its statement.
“Mutual support” was also expressed for the efforts of the new personal envoy of the UN secretary general for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura,” said the Russian MFA.