Algeria's support to Western Sahara people, clear and unequivocal

Algiers, 21 October 2019 (SPS) - Algeria's position in support of the Sahrawi cause and Western Sahara people's right to self-determination is "clear and unequivocal," the minister of Communication, spokesman of the Government and acting minister of Culture, Hassan Rabehi, said Monday.

Rabehi, in reply to a question on Amar Saadani's latest comments about Western Sahara, said they were "trivial" and reflect only the views of their author.

"I reiterate the clear and unequivocal position of Algeria and its unwavering support of Saharawi people's right to self-determination," Rabehi said on the sidelines of Echaab daily's forum.

"Western Sahara issue, whose legitimacy is recognized by several countries, is on the United Nations agenda."

The minister greeted "UN's high sense of responsibility in dealing with the question of Western Sahara."

"The conflict can only be settled by a referendum on self-determination allowing Western Sahara people to decide on their own future, in line with the international laws and UN resolutions." (SPS)

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