Western Sahara: Sovereignty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd October 2021.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 144869 on Western Sahara; Politics and Government, whether it is Government policy to support the UN’s position that the status of Western Sahara is that it is a non-self-governing territory as set out on its website.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As the then Foreign Secretary stated on 11 December 2020, (and as referenced in previous answers) the UK regards the status of Western Sahara as undetermined. We note the UN's position on the status of Western Sahara, which is set out on its website: https://www.un.org/dppa/decolonization/en/nsgt/western-sahara

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