BRUSSELS-The European Union and the African Union (AU) agreed upon "renaming" their Europeans-Africans summit, scheduled for 29-30 November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), the EU-AU summit, Algeria's ambassador Amar Belani said Sunday in Brussels.
NEW YORK- The presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sao Tome and Principe launched an appeal in the United Nations to put an end to colonial occupation in Western Sahara and Palestine, reiterating security Council's responsibility to Western Sahara and Palestinian peoples.
SHAHED EL-HAFEDH (Sahrawi refugee camps)- The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front expressed willingness to cooperate with the new personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, said the Sahrawi news agency (SPS) on Tuesday.
MADRID- The relatives and the families of the Sahrawi political prisoners, unfairly detained following the violent dismantling of the Gdeim Izik camp by the Moroccan forces in 2010, have denounced Monday the forced transfers of these prisoners to six Moroccan prisons which are very far from the occupied city of Al-Ayun.
NEW YORK- United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed Sunday the intention of his personal envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler to visit, shortly, the region to relaunch the peace process, frozen since 2012.
NEW YORK-A delegation of the Polisario Front, led by the Sahrawi coordinator with the Minurso Mhamed Khdead held talks Thursday in New York with the United Nations Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler.
GENEVA (Switzerland)- A group of ambassadors and international law experts stressed Wednesday the importance of implementing the decisions of the UN General Assembly, especially those relating to Western Sahara people's right to self-determination and sovereignty over their own natural resources, media reported.
BRUSSELS- Sahrawi civil society organizations urged the European Union and its member states to stop their attempts to circumvent the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which stated that the EU-Morocco trade deals are not applicable to Western Sahara.
NEW YORK- Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres stressed the need to put an end to the conflict in Western Sahara, expressing his commitment to starting the negotiation process between the two parties of the conflict (the Polisario Front and Morocco) for a new impetus to reach a political settlement guaranteeing the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.
XIAMEN (China)- The leaders of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) expressed, during their Summit in China's Xiamen, their support to Africa's efforts for the resolution of conflicts in the continent, including in Western Sahara.