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Written Answers — House of Lords: Western Sahara (26 Apr 2011)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: I am concerned about the unresolved status of Western Sahara and the lack of progress in negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front. The UK fully supports the efforts led by the United Nations, towards a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. The Security Council will discuss Western Sahara...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Human Rights (4 Mar 2008)

Kim Howells: The UK is concerned about the welfare of the people of Western Sahara. While my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not discussed human rights in Western Sahara with his Moroccan counterpart, I have discussed a range of issues regarding conditions on the ground in Western Sahara with the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Fassi Fihri, most recently in July 2007. Officials in Rabat, London and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (3 Sep 2012)

Alistair Burt: The UK regards the political status of the territory of Western Sahara as undetermined. The UK supports the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General's special envoy for Western Sahara, ambassador Christopher Ross, to encourage the parties to reach a mutually-acceptable political solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. Following UNSCR 1979, the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Human Rights (9 Jun 2011)

Alistair Burt: UN Security Council Resolution 1979 on United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara's (MINURSO) operations, passed on 27 April 2011, contains language on “the importance of improving the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps” and “encourages the parties to develop independent and credible measures to ensure full respect for human rights.”...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Human Rights (13 Nov 2008)

Gillian Merron: The UK is concerned about the humanitarian impact of the ongoing conflict in Western Sahara. Our ambassador to Morocco discusses a range of issues relating to Western Sahara with Moroccan officials. The most recent high level discussions took place at the Euro Mediterranean conference in Marseille on 3 November, where my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed a range of issues,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Politics and Government (6 Oct 2008)

Jim Murphy: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and I have not recently discussed the issues of mineral resources in Western Sahara with colleagues at the UN or the EU. Western Sahara was discussed by the UN Security Council in April when Resolution 1813 was passed. Western Sahara was discussed as part of the political dialogue at the EU-Morocco Association Council in July 2007. However, the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: Fisheries (23 Mar 2009)

Bill Rammell: holding answer 17 March 2009 The Government maintain the position that the Government of Morocco—as the de facto administering power of Western Sahara—are obliged under international law to ensure that economic activities under administration, including the extraction and exportation of phosphates, do not adversely affect the interests of the people of Western Sahara. Our officials in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Human Rights (22 May 2008)

Kim Howells: Foreign Minister Fassi Fihri and I discussed a range of issues relating to Morocco and Western Sahara in the UK-Morocco Ministerial Dialogue meeting of July 2007. On 22 April 2008,1 co-chaired the third round of the Dialogue with Deputy Foreign Minister Latifa Akherbach in Rabat, where we again discussed recent developments relating to Western Sahara. I reiterated the UK's support for the UN...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (17 Oct 2006)

Kim Howells: The Government are not aware of any plans on the part of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to publish a report on a visit by a delegation from her Office to Western Sahara in May. The UN Secretary-General is due to publish a report on the situation in Western Sahara on 18 October. We expect this report to cover developments over the past six months. The Government look forward to this...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: EU External Relations (9 Feb 2009)

Bill Rammell: The issue of Western Sahara was discussed at the 13 October 2008 meeting of the EU-Morocco Association Council. Western Sahara remains part of the political dialogue between the EU and Morocco, which will be strengthened as part of the advanced status. The UK continues to believe that progress towards a negotiated solution to the dispute in Western Sahara providing for the self-determination...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (22 May 2006)

Kim Howells: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not discussed the issue of Western Sahara in the UN. The UK supports the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Peter van Walsum, to find a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara dispute, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. On 28 April...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Western Sahara (28 Apr 2009)

Huw Irranca-Davies: The current EU/Morocco Fisheries Partnership agreement was signed in 2006 and sets out the terms for which UK and other European fishing vessels may fish in the waters off the coast of Western Sahara. The agreement does not prejudice the issue of the status of Western Sahara, which the UK regards as undetermined pending UN efforts to find a resolution, nor does it represent recognition of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Western Sahara: Natural Resources (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We do not consider that Western Sahara is occupied; we consider that its status is undetermined. We look to all parties in Western Sahara, including businesses, to conduct their activities in accordance with international law, respecting the interests of the people of Western Sahara. I discussed with the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Mr Nasser Bourita, in January the UK's desire for a lasting...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Politics and Government (6 Oct 2008)

Jim Murphy: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not recently discussed Western Sahara with EU colleagues. However, Government officials are in regular discussion with European colleagues about a range of issues relating to North Africa, including the dispute over the status of Western Sahara and the situation of human rights in the territory. Human rights are an important element of the UK's...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Politics and Government (25 Nov 2008)

Bill Rammell: The UK is concerned that the conflict in the Western Sahara remains unresolved and we are keen to see a resolution to the issue of the Western Sahara that will provide for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution offering self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara. To this end, we support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and the negotiations between the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Violence (19 Nov 2010)

Alistair Burt: Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have met officials from the Moroccan embassy to discuss the recent violence in Western Sahara. The UK is using its position as President of the United Nations Security Council to convene an informal meeting of the Security Council to discuss the reports of violence in Western Sahara and has called for an assessment of the current situation from the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara: Human Rights (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 10 September 2008 The UK is concerned that the conflict in the Western Sahara remains unresolved and we are keen to see a resolution to the issue of the Western Sahara that will provide for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution offering self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara. To this end, we support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (12 Oct 2004)

Bill Rammell: James Baker the former personal envoy to Western Sahara of the UN Secretary-General, gave an extensive interview regarding the Western Sahara on American television on 19 August. A transcript can be found on the internet at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/sahara/transcript.ht ml. The Polisario have quoted from this interview in a memorandum circulated to United Nations member States....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Western Sahara (3 Mar 2014)

Baroness Warsi: We are aware of this report. We have regular discussions with UN Security Council members about Western Sahara. We continue to emphasise the UK’s support for the process led by the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. This aims to reach a mutually acceptable political solution which provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. We also emphasise...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (15 Sep 2004)

Bill Rammell: We seek a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara dispute that provides the people of the Western Sahara with an opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination. We believe UN efforts to find a solution to the dispute should be maintained. The next Secretary-General's Report on the Western Sahara will be published in October, This will cover the...


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