UK position on Western Sahara remains unchanged and supports right to self-determination

London (Uk) 11 December 2020 (SPS)- First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Rennie Raab, stated Today that the United Kingdom position on Western Sahara remains unchanged”, in response to Trump’s recent announcement of the normalisation of relations between Israel and Morocco and Trump’s recognition of Moroccan occupation.

“The UK supports efforts to reach negotiated and mutually acceptable political solutions that provide for the self-determination of both the Palestinian people and the people of Western Sahara. Our position on the status of Western Sahara remains unchanged,” he stressed.

On another hand, former British Prime Minister and leader of Labour Party, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, considered that Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara must be condemned internationally, in a twit he published Today.

“Trump's recognition of Morocco's illegal occupation of Western Sahara must be condemned internationally,” Mr. Corbyn wrote.

He further considered that “it is time for the UK and all Governments to support a meaningful UN-backed peace process and the right to self-determination of the Sahrawi people.” (SPS)

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