Western Sahara: Sovereignty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 1st November 2021.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to follow the US in recognising Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara province.

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

As the former Foreign Secretary stated on 11 December 2020, the UK regards the status of Western Sahara as undetermined. The UK supports UN-led efforts to reach a lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

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