Western Sahara

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Mark Williams Mark Williams Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department recognises Morocco as the administering power in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Like the UN, the UK does not recognise a de jure administering power in Western Sahara. Morocco exercises de facto control over part of the territory.

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