The foreign ministers of Algeria and South Africa demand the urgent holding of a referendum for the Saharawi people

In their joint statement, the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, and his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, demanded the implementation of Security Council resolution 690, which provides for the holding of a self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people.

In this sense, both parties, through their joint statement obtained by El Portal Diplomático, stressed that the solution to the Sahrawi question passes through the strict application of resolution 690 of 1991.

“The Ministres discussed the important matter of the Western Sahara. They expressed serious concerns over the escalation of military tensions in the occupied territories and and in this regard reaffirmed their position witch is to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people os Western Sahara, and in terms os Security Council resolution 690 (1991) and subsequent resolution, is the holding of a free and fair referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara”, said the ministers.

In addition, the heads of diplomacy of the two countries expressed their “deep concern about the escalation of military confrontations in the occupied parts of Western Sahara.”

Finally, the two ministers urged the urgent appointment of a personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara.


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