UNSC concerned about deadlock in Western Sahara peace process

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, February 23, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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imgThe Security Council, which gathered Wednesday, expressed its concern about the deadlock in Western Sahara peace process and the security risk in El Guergarat buffer zone.

“Several members of the Security Council, including permanent members, expressed their preoccupation concerning the lack of negotiations between the two parties to the conflict,” the Polisario Front representative to the United Nations (UN) Ahmed Boukahri told APS at the need of this meeting held in camera.

The Council, also concerned by the non-return of the Minurso to full functionality, broached the resumption of activities of this mission, which was the subject of restorations imposed by Morocco in 2016.

“Uruguay insisted, specifically, on the reasons that prevent this UN mission in charge of organizing a self-determination referendum of the Sahrawi people, to reach its full functionality.”

Boukhari said that the Polisario Front is grateful to the role played by Uruguay. This country has always alerted the Security Council on the risk and the gravity that result from the prolongation of the political impasse.”

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