Speaking on Monday in New York before the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Maria de Jesus Ferreira, stressed the urgency for achieving a peaceful, just, and lasting solution in Western Sahara,
The Permanent Representative of Angola urged the parties in the dispute, Morocco and the Polisario Front, to engage again in negotiations in order to accelerate a peaceful solution in compliance with international law and respect for borders.
She expressed the necessity to appoint a new personal envoy for Western Sahara, considering it as imperative and represents an issue that deserves both urgent attention and consideration in order to expedite the process towards the holding of the referendum for the people of the region, to support a just, lasting and mutually agreed upon solution for the region in compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution.
The Angolan diplomat called for the implementation of the United Nations and Organization African Union (OUA) Settlement Plan, accepted by both parties and approved by the Security Council in 1990 and 1991 to implement the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
In conclusion, she reiterated Angola’s support to the global efforts of the 4th committee in the search for lasting solutions for the Non-self -governing territories and all peoples in compliance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and the provisions of international law.