Western Sahara

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 26th October 2004.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he is having with other governments about the replacement of Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara when the UN's mandate comes to an end.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UK is in contact with other governments to discuss the extension of MINURSO when its mandate expires on 31 October.

The UK continues to support UN efforts to resolve the conflict in the Western Sahara and to urge all parties to work towards a mutually acceptable solution that provides the people of the Western Sahara with an opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination.

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