Western Sahara: France supports search for "just, lasting and mutually agreed" solution

Paris, November 29, 2016 (SPS) - France supports the search for a "just, lasting and mutually agreed" solution to Western Sahara conflict, reaffirmed on Tuesday the French foreign ministry spokesperson.

"The position of France about this issue is known and constant. France supports the search for a just, lasting and mutually agreed solution, under the aegis of the United Nations and in compliance with the Security Council resolutions," spokesman Romain Nadal told an online news conference.

To a question on the reception of a Sahrawi human rights defenders delegation at the French Foreign Ministry, as reported Monday by APS, the spokesman said that representatives of associations held discussion on Western Sahara at the Quai d’Orsay.

"At their request, representatives of associations held discussions on 23 November with the Foreign Ministry’s competent services about the issue of Western Sahara," he said.

Those discussions are "part of the regular dialogue conducted by the French diplomacy with the civil society in all its diversity."

Monday, Sahrawi sources in Paris told APS that Sahrawi activists have been received by officials in charge of North Africa, Human Rights, Freedom of expression and of press, as well as the relations with UN.

During the meetings at the Quai d’Orsay, the Sahrawi activists broached the human rights situation in the territories occupied by Morocco.SPS