UN Security Council to meet on February 22 on Sahrawi issue

Washington, February 17, 2017 (SPS) - The Security Council will hold on 22 February a meeting on the situation in Western Sahara whose peace process is at standstill since 2012, the representative of the Frente POLISARIO at the United Nations Ahmed Boukhari told APS on Thursday.

The meeting, to be held behind closed doors, was scheduled at the request of Uruguay, non-permanent member of the Security Council, he said.

The Security Council invited, in this regard, the department of peacekeeping operations to assess the situation in occupied Western Sahara, a meeting which will take place in a context of blockade by Morocco of any initiative to reach a peaceful solution to the conflict.

The representative of the Frente POLISARIO called on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guteress to “work, as soon as possible, for the settlement of this conflict to ensure the respect of UN resolutions and its Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).” SPS