Attaf receives the Personal Envoy of the UN SG for Western Sahara
ALGIERS – Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf received, Wednesday, the Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, who is making a working visit in Algeria, indicates a press release from the ministry. On this occasion, Mr. Attaf reiterated “Algeria’s full support” for the efforts deployed by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and his Personal Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, expressing his hope that these efforts result in the relaunch of direct negotiations between the parties to the conflict, namely the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front, “without preconditions and in good faith, with the aim of achieving a political solution preserving the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination “, specifies the press release.
The minister also welcomed “the unchanged position of the Security Council which considers the question of Western Sahara as a question of decolonization, the treatment of which is governed by the activation of one of the pillars of the United Nations system, namely the law of peoples to self-determination. As a reminder, this visit is part of the tour carried out by the personal envoy of the Secretary General in the region since the beginning of September, where he first visited the occupied Sahrawi territories, then held separate consultations with the two parties to the conflict, namely the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front. At the end of his visit to Algeria, the UN diplomat is expected to visit Mauritania, the two countries being observers in the process led by the United Nations.