Albares shows the support of the Government to the UN envoy for the Sahara

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, today conveyed to the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, the Government's support for the work it is carrying out to find a solution to the situation in the Sahara .

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04 October 2022 Tuesday 15:31
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Albares shows the support of the Government to the UN envoy for the Sahara

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, today conveyed to the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, the Government's support for the work it is carrying out to find a solution to the situation in the Sahara .

Albares conveyed that support to Mistura during a meeting they both held at the Palacio de Viana, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Madrid, in what is the fourth meeting between the two, since Staffan Mistura was appointed, in October 2021.

Albares, according to sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has conveyed the support expressed by President Pedro Sánchez from the rostrum of the General Assembly of Nations, on September 22 in New York.

Barely ten days ago, Sánchez stated, from the United Nations podium, that "with regard to Western Sahara, Spain supports a mutually acceptable political solution, within the framework of the United Nations Charter and the resolutions of the Council of Security".

"In this sense -added Sánchez-, the work of the personal envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations is essential and has the full support of Spain, which will also continue to support the Saharawi population in the camps, as it has always done, being the main international donor of humanitarian aid in this context”.

Not even a reference to the position expressed by the President of the Government to the Moroccan King in which he pointed to the autonomy proposal made by Morocco in 2007 as the "most serious, credible and realistic basis" to find a solution. A position that caused Algeria to break friendly relations with Spain.

At this afternoon's meeting, the minister reiterated to Mistura the importance of the work he is carrying out, at the same time that he reiterated that Spain will continue to make any resource available to him to facilitate it.

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