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Russia confirms support to solution to conflict in Western Sahara based on UN resolutions

 
 Moscow (Russia) February 27, 2015 (SPS) – The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed its support to a mutually acceptable solution to the conflict in Western Sahara in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
 

UN organizations urged donors to continue aid for Sahrawi refugees

 
Algiers, February 27, 2015 (SPS)- The World Food Programme (WFP) and other United Nations agencies have urged on donors to continue their food aid for the Sahrawis living in refugee camps Tindouf (Algeria), warning of the insufficient funding to meet their needs in the second half of current year.
 

Western Sahara: Algeria, Kenya reaffirm support for UN efforts

 
Algiers, February 27, 2015 (SPS)-Algeria and Kenya reaffirmed their support for the efforts of United Nation to reach a political solution, which provides for the self-determination of the People of Western Sahara, stressed a joint communiqué released Thursday after President Kenyatta's state visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
 

Pan-African Parliament to boycott Crans Montana Forum scheduled in occupied city of Dakhla

 
Midrand (South Africa), February 27, 2015 (SPS)  -The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) declined the invitation to participate in the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South cooperation, scheduled for next March in the occupied city of Dakhla (Western Sahara).
 

European Parliament’s Western Sahara Intergroup installed

 
Brussels, February 27, 2015 (SPS) -A parliamentary group called "Intergroup Peace in Western Sahara", made of 119 MEPs representing a wide range of political movements and groups was set up Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels.
 
The setting-up ceremony took place in the presence of Saharawi Minister for Relations with Europe Mohamed Sidati, President of the European Conference for support and solidarity with the Saharawi people (EUCOCO) Pierre Galand and and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

UK not planning to send representative to Crans Montana Forum, says Ellwood

London, Feb 24, 2015 (SPS) - The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr. Tobias Ellwood, on Monday said his country (UK) does not plan to send a representative to the Crans Montana Forum, to be held in the occupied city of Dajla next March.

Answering a question by the Liberal Democrat MP Mark William, the official said his country have not received an invitation to the Forum, adding they are not planning to send a representative to the event.

U.S. supports UN efforts in Western Sahara

Algiers, Feb 24, 2015 (SPS) - The U.S. Ambassador in Algiers, Ms. Joan Polaschik, reiterated Sunday her country’s support to the efforts of the United Nations (UN) to reach a peaceful and durable solution accepted by both parties to the conflict of Western Sahara.

The U.S. official also expressed support to the work of Mr. Christopher Ross, UN personal envoy for Western Sahara, and Mrs. Kim Bolduc, special representative and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Saharawi Government calls for urgent investigation into Moroccan human rights abuses

Algiers, Feb 24, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi Government has called on the international community, notably the UN, to open “an urgent investigation” into Morocco’s violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, said Monday Ambassador in Algeria Mr. Brahim Ghali.

Algerian Karim Hag Meliani wins medal of Sahara Marathon 15

Smara (refugee camps), Feb 24, 2015 (SPS) - The Algerian runner, Karim Hag Meliani, won the medal of 42-km-long Sahara Marathon breaking the race record with 3 hours 3 minutes.

Speaking to SPS, the runner said the first 21km of the race went without problem, while the second was a bite difficult, hailing the organizational level of the event.

In relevant context, the Algerian runner Thabit Wadih won the semi-Marathon (21 km), which started from the Wilaya of Awserd owards Smara.

EU will not participate in Crans Montana Forum, confirms Juncker

Brussels, Feb 24, 2015 (SPS) - The President of the European Union (EU), Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, on Monday indicated that the EU is not going to take part at the Crans Montana Forum, expected to be organized in the occupied city of Dajla next March.

The announcement by EU President was made in a reply to a letter sent to him by the President of the Republic Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz on 10 February 2015. (SPS)

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