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UN calls to support efforts on Moroccan Sahara issue

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, hopes that “all member states” of the organization support the UN efforts to reach a final solution to the Sahara issue, said Tuesday his spokesman.

“We hope that all member states will support the efforts of the United Nations, given that the efforts of [the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara], Horst Kohler, are mandated by the Security Council,” he said. Guterres spokesman at his daily press briefing in New York.

This statement came in response to a question from a reporter about the Declaration of Support to the UN-only Political Process adopted Monday by 37 African States participating in the Marrakech Ministerial Conference on African Union Support (AU) to the UN political process on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

The spokesman for the UN Secretary-General recalled, in this regard, the holding last week in Geneva of a second round table on the question of the Moroccan Sahara at the initiative of Kohler, as part of the UN efforts to to achieve a political, realistic, pragmatic and sustainable solution based on the compromise in this regional dispute.

To recall that the declaration of the Marrakech Ministerial Conference agrees to implement the “wise and concerted vision” of the 31st summit of the African Union through the unanimous adoption of decision 693 which reaffirms the exclusivity of the As a unique framework for the search for a political and mutually acceptable solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara.

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