UN council supports negotiations on Western Sahara conflict

(MENAFN) The UN Security Council was confirmed to have announced its endorsement for discussions between Morocco and the Polisario Front to be held over Western Sahara disputes.

The UN council renewed a mandate for six month of a UN mission that has been observing a ceasefire in Western Sahara since 1991 and outlined steps for talks to be carried out again.

The motion has been granted the support of twelve countries in the council with a vote in favor, while other three, Russia, Ethiopia and China abstained.

Following the vote, the council received a statement from US political coordinator Amy Tachco, saying "the expectation is clear."

The coordinator added "it is time to see progress toward a political solution and after 27 years, to stop perpetuating the status quo."


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