5 November 2012

Western Sahara: UN Envoy Ross Meets Members of Saharawi Parliament

Photo: La Tribune
Christopher Ross, Personal Envoy to the UN Secretary General.

Chahid Al Hafed — The UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy Mr. Christopher Ross received Sunday at headquarters of the Saharawi Parliament at July 9th School by Vice-President of the Saharawi National Council (Parliament), Mr. Hmudi Labsir, along with heads of the committees.

Mr. Hmudi Labsir presented to his interlocutors a brief overview about the Saharawi legislative institution and its historic role in the different stages of Saharawi people's struggle.

He also recalled to the monitoring role played by the Saharawi National Council on the work of all Saharawi state institutions both in the refugee camps and in liberated territories, pointing to Council's role in oversight and accountability of the executive organ, along with political mobilization.

"Despite the bitter reality of Saharawi state institutions in the difficult conditions of refuge, the Saharawi National Council rises to the level of any national council across the world," added Vice-President of Saharawi Parliament.

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