Non-Aligned Movement Summit reiterates support for Saharawi people's right to self-determination

Margarita (Venezuela), September 19, 2016 (SPS) - The 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement has reaffirmed support for all resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council on Western Sahara, calling for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and resolution 1514 of 14 December 1960.

In its final statement, the Non-Aligned Movement reiterated its support to the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution guaranteeing self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

The NAM Heads of State and Government affirmed that all options for self-determination is legitimate as long as they comply with the will of the peoples concerned to freely determine their future and in accordance with the principles clearly defined in resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

They also called on both sides to continue to show political will and work in a propitious atmosphere for dialogue to enter into a more intensive phase of negotiations to ensure the implementation of Security Council resolutions.

The summit discussed several issues including ways to achieve peace and security, including the fight against terrorism, the right to self-determination, sustainable development, cooperation on development, disarmament, situation in Middle East, climate effects, migration, and UN reform.

The heads of state and government also expressed their support for the Republic of Cuba against the blockade as well as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. (SPS)

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