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United Kingdom reiterates its support for self-determination of Sahrawi people

1 year ago at 03/May/2021 208

British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly, recently reiterated the UK’s support for UN-led efforts to achieve a just and lasting political solution that provides for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people.

“The UK fully supports the UN-led efforts, as clearly set out in UN Security Council Resolution 2548, to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution (…) which provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in accordance with the principles and objectives of the UN Charter”, the Minister of State replied to a question from Labour MP Rachel Hopkins

James Cleverly, was responding to a question about what discussions he had on the issue of self-determination referendum at the last Security Council meeting on Western Sahara.

“We strongly support the efforts of the UN Secretary General to appoint a personal envoy as soon as possible so that consultations between the parties can resume,” he added.

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