British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly reiterated Friday his country’s position in favour of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and freedom.
In a written response to Labour MP Rachel Hopkins, the British official affirmed that the United Kingdom supports the efforts led by the United Nations for a solution that guarantees the right of self-determination for the Sahrawi people.
The British official highlighted that his country’s position on the question of Western Sahara, which is included in the United Nations’ decolonization agenda, has not changed.
With regard to the severe human rights violations committed against the Sahrawi people in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, James Cleverly stressed that human rights were a priority for the United Kingdom.
The British minister clarified that the United Kingdom had consistently supported the relevant UN Security Council resolutions that encourage the two parties – Morocco and the Polisario Front – to continue their efforts to promote and protect human rights in Western Sahara.