quinta-feira, 16 de julho de 2009

Meeting of MFA of NAM in Sharm Sheikh adopts motion supporting right of Sahrawi people to self-determination

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the non-Aligned Movement meeting Monday at Sharm Sheikh, Egypt, have adopted a motion, reaffirming the previous positions of the Non-Aligned Movement on the question of Western Sahara, according to a source close to the Participating Sahrawi delegation.

The Ministers renewed their commitment to a mutually acceptable political solution which will provide self-determination for the people of Western Sahara consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 and other relevant resolutions.

the Ministers welcomed the four rounds of negotiation held under the auspices of the Secretary General and welcomed the commitment of the parties to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue, in order to enter into a more intensive phase of negotiations, thus ensuring implementation of Security Council resolutions 1754, 1783 and 1813 and the success of negotiations.

The Ministers called upon the parties and the States in the region to cooperate fully with the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, and with each other, and reaffirmed the responsibility of the United Nations towards the people of Western Sahara.

A Sahrawi delegation comprising the Delegate Minister in charge of Africa, Mohamed Yaslem Bessat, and SADR Ambassador to Uganda, Hamdi Beha, took part in Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the non-Aligned Movement in Sharm Sheikh, Egypt.

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