Oujda Portail : UNSC to hold consultations on Sahara on April 15-27
New York (United Nations) – The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold consultations on the Sahara issue on April 15-27, announced, on Monday in New York, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the U.N. and President of the U.N. Security Council for April, Nestor Osorio.
During their meetings, due on April 15, the fifteen member states of the UNSC will examine the report on the Sahara that will be submitted to them in the coming days by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nestor Osorio told journalists.
The member states will then meet on April 27 to adopt a resolution on the renewal, by the Security Council, of the MINURSO’s mandate, which expires in late April.
During a recent visit to the United Nations, Moroccan Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri assessed with Ban ki-moon the negotiation process after the sixth informal meeting on the Sahara, which took place earlier this month in Malta.
Ban Ki-moon has recently described the talks as a “step forward” in this process.
For his part, Fassi Fihri informed the Secretary General of the connection between the implementation of advanced regionalization, particularly in the Moroccan Sahara, and the purpose of the autonomy initiative, presented by Morocco as a basis for negotiated and democratic solution to this regional conflict.
He also highlighted the setting up of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) with the aim to promote human rights in Morocco. Oujda Portail – MAP