Any solution to Western Sahara conflict must respect people’s right to self-determination

New York (United Nations), 12 April 2020  – Russia reaffirmed, in the Security Council meeting, that any solution to the conflict in Western Sahara must respect the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and the UN Charter.

The Russian mission to the UN stressed, in a tweet on its official account after the Thursday meeting of the UN Security Council on Western Sahara, that any solution to this conflict must respect the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and the United Nations Charter.

The final solution to the conflict in Western Sahara “should envisage the self-determination of its people on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions in the framework of procedures which must respect the goals and principles of the UN Charter,” said the mission in the tweet.

The UN Security Council held a videoconference meeting on Western Sahara on Thursday, under the chairmanship of the Dominican Republic.

The Polisario Front regretted that the Security Council had not sent a clear signal regarding its support to the UN-brokered peace process in Western Sahara, and reaffirmed that the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and to independence is inalienable and non-negotiable. (SPS)

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