Moroccan Sahara: The UN Security Council reiterated its support for a political solution

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New York – The UN Security Council reiterated Tuesday its support for a mutually acceptable political solution and reaffirmed the “primacy” of the Moroccan autonomy initiative and his call to Algeria for the registration of populations in Tindouf camps.

In its resolution 2218 extending for one year, until 30 April 2016 the mandate of MINURSO, the Council reaffirmed once again the rule, validity and credibility of the Moroccan proposal presented on 11 April 2007 to the Secretary-General the United Nations, and welcomed “serious and credible efforts made by Morocco to move forward towards a settlement.”

Under this text unanimously adopted its fifteen members, the Council calls on the parties and neighboring States to cooperate “more fully with the United Nations and with each other and engage more decisively to to end the current impasse and progress towards a political solution. ”

“Achieving a political solution to this long-standing dispute and enhanced cooperation between the Member States of the Arab Maghreb Union would contribute to stability and security in the region,” it added.

The Executive Body further reiterates insistently request for “recording” of the populations in Tindouf camps in Algeria, and “calls for efforts” in this regard.

It welcomes the commitment of the parties to continue the negotiation process held under the exclusive auspices of the UN and recalls that it endorsed the recommendation in the report dated 14 April 2008 that it is “essential that the parties show realism and a spirit of compromise to advance the negotiations. ”

Under the resolution adopted today, the Council calls on the parties to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue in order to engage more fully in substantive negotiations.
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