Western Sahara: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) France and (b) Spain on the future of the Western Sahara.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The UK is a member of the Group of Friends of Western Sahara in the UN Security Council, along with France, Spain, the US and Russia. Consequently, the UK works closely with these two key European neighbours on the issue of Western Sahara in the UN.

Last month saw the UN Security Council adopt Resolution 1813, which extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara and called on the parties to continue negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary General. The UK, along with the others in the Group of Friends, worked hard in order to secure consensus in the Council.

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