EU reiterates full support to UN process in Western Sahara

Brussels, 25 April 2021 (SPS) - High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell underlined that EU “closely follows the recent developments” in Western Sahara and reiterates his full support to the “process conducted by the United Nations to reach a fair, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the conflict in the occupied territory.

“EU closely follows the recent developments” in Western Sahara, replied Borrell to the question written by Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovsky on the recognition by former American president Donald Trump of the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

“EU reiterates its full support to the process conducted by the United Nations to find a fair, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the issue of Western Sahara, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council,” said Borrell in his reply to a question by the Czech MEP on whether the European External Action Services (EEAS) will follow the footsteps of some countries, members of the EU, who showed their support to Trump’s decision.

Borrell pointed out that the EU is looking forward to the appointment of the UN personal envoy and the prompt resumption of the political discussions under the aegis of the United Nations. (SPS)

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