Western Sahara remains a "Non-Self-Governing Territories"

Brussels, May 10, 2017 (SPS) – Western Sahara status remains that of a "non-self-governing territories," said EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, reiterating the EU support to the efforts of the UN Secretary-General in order to reach a solution that will allow "the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara."

 

"Western Sahara is included on the UN list of non-self-governing territories,” she wrote in her reply, on behalf of the European Commission, to the MEPs who questioned her about the Moroccan military presence in Western Sahara.

 

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy recalled, in this respect, that "the final status of Western Sahara continues to be the subject of a negotiation process under the aegis of the United Nations."

 

It reaffirmed the EU's support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to achieve "a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution, which will enable the people of Western Sahara to exercise self-determination, under the objectives of the United Nations Charter.” SPS

 

 

 

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