Thu 22/04/2021

British Foreign Office: We note occurrence of military confrontations in Western Sahara, we call for avoiding escalation and engaging in negotiations

2 months ago at 02/Mar/2021 67

British Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly confirmed on Tuesday that his country had been following closely the situation in Western Sahara since November 13, 2020.

In a written response to questions submitted by MP Grahame Morris, the British official clarified that his country’s government had noted reports on the occurrence of military confrontations between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

The British minister revealed that his country was in constant contact with the parties to the conflict and that it held regular discussions with the United Nations in New York and the region, as well as with members of the UN Security Council on the current situation in Western Sahara.

The British official highlighted that his country continues to urge all to avoid further escalation, return to the ceasefire agreement, and re-engage in the political process led by the United Nations.

The minister concluded that London strongly supports the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to appoint a personal envoy as soon as possible.

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