Western Sahara: Politics and Government


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Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Moroccan Ambassador on a referendum on (a) independence from, and (b) integration of Morocco in Western Sahara.

Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the UN Security Council on a timetable for the referendum of self-determination in Western Sahara.

James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK fully supports UN-led efforts, as made clear in UNSCR 2548, to reach a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, based on compromise, that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations. We strongly support the UN Secretary-General‘s efforts to appoint a Personal Envoy at the earliest opportunity so that consultations between the parties can resume.