23 January 2014

Morocco: President of Republic Receives UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

Shaheed El Hafed — The President of the Republic, Secretary- General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, received Thursday evening the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross.

During the meeting, the President of the Republic reiterated the readiness of the Polisario Front to boost the negotiations forward in order to achieve the self-determination of the Saharawi people through free, just and fair referendum.

President Mohamed Abdelaziz called for an end to the long-standing conflict in Western Sahara and the Moroccan grave violations of human rights in the Sahrawi occupied territories.

The UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, begun Wednesday a visit to Sahrawi refugee camps, as part of a tour of the region to consolidate discussions with leadership of the Polisario Front and Sahrawi negotiating team to give impetus to the settlement process currently staled and hold a new round of negotiations that will lead to the placing of mechanisms for organizing the referendum and moving towards the final solution of the conflict in Western Sahara, It should be recalled.

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