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Date of posting : May 3, 2017

Washington Highlights Before UNSC ‘Serious, Credible and Realistic’ Character of Autonomy Plan in Sahara

The United States “continue to consider the Moroccan autonomy plan (in the Sahara) as being serious, credible and realistic,” the US Deputy Representative to the United Nations, ambassador Michele J. Sison, told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday.

“We continue to consider the autonomy plan as being serious, credible and realistic, and represents a potential approach to meeting the aspirations of the population of the Sahara to manage its own affairs in peace and dignity,” said the US diplomat in a speech following the unanimous adoption by the members of the Council of resolution 2351, extending the mandate of the MINURSO for one year (until April 30th, 2018).

She also expressed the full support of the United States to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, with a view to re-launching the negotiations on the basis of a new moment and spirit.