Tue 10/05/2022

Situation in Western Sahara: UK in contact with parties to conflict, hopes for resumption of UN-led political process

8 months ago at 22/Sep/2021 63

The British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly, confirmed on Tuesday that the United Kingdom is in contact with the two parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front.

In a written response to questions from MP Grahame Morris, the British official indicated that the discussions focused on developments related to Western Sahara.

The British government called for the need to avoid further escalation, return to a ceasefire agreement, and engage in the UN-led political process.

Concerning the human rights situation in Western Sahara, the British official stressed that London supports human rights as a priority throughout the world and regularly discusses human rights and prison conditions with Morocco.

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