NEW YORK-The UN Security Council will adopt on Thursday the draft resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum on Self-Determination in Western Sahara (Minurso) by one year following intense negotiations on this text submitted by the U.S delegation.
MADRID (Spain)- Parliament of Galicia, Spain's northwest, reiterated Tuesday its commitment to the Saharawi cause through an official statement presented by its speaker, Miguel Angel Santalices.
NEW YORK-The Security Council, which met Tuesday to examine the US draft resolution on Western Sahara, has not reached consensus as first discussions revealed great divergences between the members.
ALGIERS-Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said in Algiers that political agreement in Libya was "the basis for a solution to the Libyan crisis," and stressed the importance to preserve this asset.
ALGIERS- Candles will be lighted on Wednesday in the Palestinian embassy in Algiers, out of solidarity with the Palestinian detainees on hunger strike, said Monday the embassy of the State of Palestine.
WASHINGTON- Swedish Hans Corell, former Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Legal Advisor at the United Nations, stressed the imperative that the Security Council act, concerning the handling of Western Sahara’s issue, with “authority” and “determination” to ensure a fair solution enabling the organization of self-determination referendum in this territory occupied by Morocco since 1975.
TRIPOLI-President of the High Council of the Libyan State Abderrahmane Souihli affirmed Thursday the Council’s willingness to work for rapid solutions to the crisis in Libya through dialogue, highlighted the “effectiveness” of the position of Algeria, which remains in equidistance vis-à-vis all Libyan parties.
TRIPOLI- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel arrived Thursday in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the fourth stage of his tour in this country, intended to bridge the positions, in support to the process of the political resolution of the Libyan crisis.
MADRID-The Spanish coordination of friendly associations with Western Sahara (Ceas-Sahara) has just launched a campaign entitled"for Minurso's ability to monitor human rights."
LONDON-The Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) denounced Wednesday the continuation of Western Sahara colonization by Morocco, stressing that the lack of progress to free the Sahrawi people from colonialism is “untenable.”