Western Sahara – 8 July 2016

UN Decolonization Committee to Meet On Western Sahara Soon

United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (Committee of 24) is to hold a special session on Western Sahara shortly, said the agency’s chairman, Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno.

The committee’s members have agreed on holding the meeting to push forward the decolonization process in Western Sahara, through an “effective and broad” exchange of ideas on the issue, Ramirez Carreno said.

The Committee of 24, during the ordinary session closed Thursday in New York, reiterated Western Sahara people’s right to self-determination, adopting by consensus a note through which it stressed that the Polisario Front is the only representative of Saharawi people.



Algeria’s Ambassador to EU Rejects Mep’s ‘Baseless’ Assertion

Ambassador of Algeria to Brussels Amar Bellani rejected the “baseless” assertion of an MEP, according to which the conflict in Western Sahara has become a “political internal matter” for Algeria, recalling that the European Union supports a solution enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.”

“First off, I would like to reject, with utmost vigor, your baseless assertion, in which you stated that the Western Sahara issue has become an internal matter,” Head of mission within the European Union (EU) Amar Bellani wrote Monday in a letter to MEP Gilles Pargnaux.