Security Council meets on Western Sahara at the request of Venezuela and Uruguay

New York, April 07, 2016  (SPS) - "The United Nations Security Council will hold a session tomorrow on Western Sahara at the request of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Uruguay, in the light of recent events," according to Polisario Front representative at the UN, Mr. Bukhari Ahmed.

Mr. Bukhari said that this session "also comes on the eve of the submitting of the report of the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, on the conflict in Western Sahara, which is expected by the middle of this month."

The Saharawi representative at the UN added that "this will be the fifth time this month when the Security Council meets on the conflict in Western Sahara".

In this regard, the Security Council presidency, currently led by China, reported that "the UN Secretary General will submit its report Friday on Western Sahara".

On the other hand, the Saharawi government and the Frente POLISARIO have already made "an urgent appeal to the Security Council to pressure Morocco to respect international law and comply with its commitments made as part of the 1991 peace plan." (SPS)