There has been no progress in the reinstatement of MINURSO: Rafael Ramírez
Although the military staff has progressively returned, exactly 12 people, it is essential that the mission is in full functionality, including the civilian staff, in charge of the political process and the holding of the referendum for the self-determination of the Saharawi people.
Ramírez stressed that “Morocco violates the most recent Security Council resolution in this regard, resolution 2285,” which establishes the full operation of MINURSO within 90 days, and that has not happened thus far.
The Venezuelan diplomat said that the Security Council is divided regarding Western Sahara and expressed his disagreement with the declarations offered last week by the President of the Security Council, in which he underlined the “efforts” in the reinstatement of the UN Mission in Western Sahara.
“We are going to raise, once again, the issue of Western Sahara and we are going to request clarification on the President’s declarations because these do not reflect the views of all members of the Security Council”.
Ramírez denounced that Morocco has based his policy regarding Western Sahara on false information and assured that the commitments undertaken to comply with the UN mandate on the referendum to allow the Saharawi people to define their future have not been met.
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