The President of the UN Security Council, the permanent representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, Dang Dinh Quy, has stressed the need to reach a just solution to the Western Sahara issue that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.
In a speech to the UN Security Council session held Wednesday on Western Sahara, the President of the Security Council urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to restrain tension and return to negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Vietnamese diplomat renewed his country’s position in support of resolving the Western Sahara issue through negotiations between the two parties – Morocco and the Polisario Front – on the basis of international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
The ambassador stressed the need to find a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution that guarantees the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara, in accordance with the principles and goals of the United Nations Charter.
He stressed the importance of appointing a new United Nations envoy for Western Sahara as soon as possible, with a view to continuing the course of negotiations, which had achieved progress in 2019.
The Vietnamese official expressed his country’s great concern about the difficulties faced by the Sahrawi people, especially in the context of the Corona pandemic, calling on the international community to set priorities to ensure humanitarian support for Sahrawi refugees.
The Vietnamese official stressed the role of the United Nations and other stakeholders, including the African Union, in achieving peace, preventing conflict and confidence-building measures to solve the Western Sahara issue.