Western Sahara’s conflict: AU reiterates support to settlement process

Addis Ababa, February 9, 2019 (SPS) - The African Union (AU) reiterated its support to the efforts conducted, under the auspices of the United Nations, through the African mechanism established in Nouakchott Summit to reach a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, said Thursday, in Addis Ababa, the head of AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat.

“I welcome the relaunch, under the auspices of the United Nations, of the process aimed at reaching a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara,” said Faki in an opening speech at the 34th ordinary session of his executive Council.

“AU will renew its support to these efforts through the African mechanism, established at Nouakchott Summit,” he added.

The African mechanism enabling AU to provide an “efficient support” to the process led by UN, based on the relevant resolutions of the Security Council in order to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination, was adopted by the Conference of heads of State and government, held in July 2018 in Nouakchott.

This mechanism was adopted following the report prepared by the head of AU Commission Moussa Faki on the issue of Western Sahara and in which it was underlined that Western Sahara and Morocco must resume negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations’ secretary general. (SPS)

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