Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Martin Kimani, called Friday on the UN Security Council to carry out the mandate of United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which is to organize a referendum for self-determination of the Saharawi people.
The Kenyan diplomat confirmed during the UN Security Council session on Western Sahara that his country voted in favor of Resolution 2602 due to its conviction in the UN mission to enable the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.
Kenya called on the Security Council to support the position of the African Union, which was reflected in the membership of the Saharan Republic and reiterated during the meeting of the African Peace and Security Council at the Head of State level.
The Kenyan diplomat pointed out that the success of the mission of the new UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, depends on the Security Council’s support and providing incentives for the success of his efforts.
He denounced the continued violations of human rights in Western Sahara, calling on the countries of the world to support the cause of the Sahrawi people.
The UN Security Council issued its resolution 2602 on Western Sahara during a session held on Friday, extending the mission of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2022, it should be recalled.