Press conference on Western Sahara in Geneva

Geneva (Switzerland), April 14, 2016 (SPS) - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, SADR, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said today, during a press conference on Extension of the Mandate of the MINURSO by The Security Council, that the two main missions of (MINURSO): monitor the ceasefire between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front and organize the referendum for Sahrawi people in accordance with the UN Charter and the General Assembly resolutions.

The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was created by the Security Council in April 1991 with a dual purpose: monitor the ceasefire between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front and organize the referendum allowing the people of Western Sahara to freely exercise its fundamental right to self-determination in compliance with the principles of the UN Charter and the General Assembly resolutions.¨ the head of Sahrawi diplomacy stated

 

Mohamed Salem Ould Salek went on saying 25 years later, the referendum has not yet taken place. While the UN Secretary-General spares no effort to find an agreement for the organization of the referendum, the Kingdom of Morocco has refused him the access to Western Sahara and has delayed his visit to Rabat. More recently, the Kingdom of Morocco also decided to deport 83 members of the MINURSO’s civil component

 

He added, it is in this very tense atmosphere that, by the end of the month, the Security Council should renew the mandate of the MINURSO with a view to achieving a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western 

 

It worth mentioning here that the MINURSO is the unique peacekeeping mission without the mandate of monitoring and reporting human rights in the world.SPS

 

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