Thu 29/10/2020

UN SC Session: Germany warns against consequences of situation in Western Sahara

2 weeks ago at 15/Oct/2020 48

Germany warned Wednesday in New York of the serious repercussions of the situation in Western Sahara as a result of the current stalemate, reaffirming its support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.

Germany’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Gunter Sutter, called during a session held Wednesday by the UN Security Council on the situation in Western Sahara to appoint a new personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara by the end of the year.

The German diplomat stressed that the stalemate affects the Sahrawi people, who is suffering from the continuing conflict in Western Sahara.

For his part, the Belgian ambassador emphasized the urgent need to resume negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front under the leadership of a new personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General.

The Belgian diplomat called for supporting the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and avoiding any action that would exacerbate tensions in Western Sahara.

The Republic of Estonia stressed the need to maintain the political momentum achieved during the past months through the appointment of a new envoy as soon as possible.

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