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Date of posting : October 6, 2016

Sahara Issue: Guatemala Reiterates Support to Negotiated Political Solution

Guatemala on Monday reiterated its support to the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy to reach a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue, taking into account developments since 2006.

“We support the efforts of the Secretary-General and his Special Envoy to help the parties reach a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution”, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations, Jorge Skinner-Klee Arenales, said before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly.

“The Parties should be urged to show political will and cooperate to create a climate which is favorable for initiating a phase of more intensive and substantive negotiations”, he pointed out.

The Guatemalan diplomat also underlined that the settlement of the Sahara issue is necessary for the stability, security and integration of the Maghreb region.