Libya: Messahel arrives in Ghat  

Saturday, 06 May 2017 12:25
GHAT (Libya)-Minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel arrived in Ghat (southern Libya), the first step of his tour in the region of Fezzan, as part of Algeria's sustained efforts to bridge the views and positions of Libyan parties.
BIR LAHLOU (TERRITOIRES SAHRAOUIS OCCUPES)- Sahrawi President, General Secretary of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the international community "cannot remain indifferent" to the flagrant abuse by the Moroccan occupation of Sahrawi human rights as well as the real t and permanent threat, which constantly weighs on human lives.
BRUSSELS-The European Union (EU) hailed Wednesday in Brussels the adoption of a UN Resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso), and reiterated support to the efforts of the Secretary General of the Organization to reach a fair solution that ensures self-determination of the Sahrawi people.
ALGIERS-Sahrawi coordinator with the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khedad affirmed Monday that the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution extending the mandate of the Minurso and calling for negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prior conditions, is was a "great victory" for the Sahrawi cause, and put back political process ensuring the right of Sahrawi people to self-determination.
ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)- The president of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat hailed the unanimous adoption, last Friday, by the members of the United Nations Security Council, of the resolution 2351 (2017) on the Western Sahara issue which extended, for a year, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
ALGIERS- The Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers Bouchraya Hamoudi Bayoune affirmed Sunday that the adoption by UN Security Council of a resolution on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the obligation to begin negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prerequisites, confirm the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, adding that this is a response to “all the Moroccan plots against the legitimate Sahrawi cause.”
NEW YORK- The United States called to remove the obstacles for the relaunch of the United Nations process in Western Sahara, pleading for the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.
WASHINGTON- UN Security Council adopted Friday Resolution 23 51 (2017) extending by one year, until 30 April 2018, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Holding of a Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
HAVANA (Cuba)- Cuba, which accepted to restore without conditions, its diplomatic relations with Morocco continues to bring its support to the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination said Cuban newspaper Granma.
LONDON - The United Kingdom government supports the extension of the mandate of UN mission for a referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), said UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.