Western Sahara – 27 May 2016

Morocco continues to hamper negotiations between parties to conflict in Western Sahara, says Saharawi diplomat

Saharawi ambassador to Nicaragua, Sulaiman Al-Tayeb, said in a statement to Cuban News Agency, Prensa Latina, that Morocco continues to impede negotiations with the Polisario Front in order to find a just solution that ensures the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.

The Sahrawi diplomat indicated that following its crisis with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Morocco expelled the civil contingence of the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Sahara Press Service


Security Council Refuses Inclusion of Western Sahara in Annual Meeting with AU

The Security Council has shown once again that it is not ready to accept the involvement of any other organization in the settlement of the Western Sahara, in particular the African Union.

Thanks to Egypt, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month, the Sahara issue was not on the agenda of the annual meeting between the UN Security Council and the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, which took place Monday afternoon in New York.

A similar position was taken by the Chinese Ambassador in April.

Morocco World News