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Norwegian Foreign Minister: Position on Western Sahara issue is firm, in line with UN Security Council resolutions

4 months ago at 05/Dec/2020 65

Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, affirmed on Thursday that her country’s position on the Western Sahara question is firm and in line with UN Security Council resolutions.

In a written response to questions raised by MP Trine Grande, the Norwegian Foreign Minister expressed her country’s concern about the developments in Western Sahara following the Moroccan aggression against Sahrawi civilians in Guerguerat.

The Norwegian government called for the need to respect the ceasefire of 1991, reiterating its support for the efforts of the United Nations to find a solution to the question of Western Sahara.

Regarding the natural resources of Western Sahara, the Norwegian official renewed her country’s commitment to avoid economic activities that would legitimize Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara.

The Norwegian official confirmed that her country will defend its position on the question of Western Sahara during its membership of the Security Council, which begins in January.

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