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US Ambassador to Algeria: The conflict in Western Sahara has “Lasted long enough”


Algiers – The United States Ambassador to Algeria, Elizabeth Moore Aubin, confirmed, Thursday, that the conflict in Western Sahara “has lasted long enough,” noting that Washington supports reaching a political solution to this issue within the framework of the United Nations through the work of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura.

The ambassador said in an interview with “Al-Watan” and “Al-Khabar” newspapers, “This conflict has continued for a long enough time. 47 years is a long time for the Sahrawi people,” noting that the United States “agrees on the need to give Staffan de Mistura the space and opportunity to work in-order to reach a political solution to the situation in Western Sahara.”

Regarding the United States’ position on the Libyan crisis, American diplomacy confirmed that Washington agrees with Algeria’s approach regarding the need for the solution to the crisis to be within the country, and also agrees to hold elections and remove foreign forces from the country.

She added: “As is the case in the Sahel region, the United States and Algeria have a very similar view regarding the situation in Libya. We agree that the Libyan people should be able to decide their government and their future.”

She continued, “The United States also agrees that foreign forces are working to destabilize and do not help the Libyan people to be able to decide their future,” noting that the United States and Algeria “talk frequently about this matter.”

Regarding the situation in Palestine, the US Ambassador to Algeria said that her country “fully supports the two-state solution, and is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.”



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