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British official: UK adopts UN position that Western Sahara is colonial territory

1 month ago at 27/Jan/2021 57

British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly confirmed on Wednesday that his country adopts the United Nations position, which affirms that Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory.

In response to questions from MP Kim Johnson, the British official clarified that the United Kingdom considers the status of Western Sahara as undetermined.

The British official reiterated his country’s support for the United Nations’ efforts to find a solution that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination.

Regarding the partnership agreement between the United Kingdom and Morocco, the British minister emphasized that it does not include the territory of Western Sahara.

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