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Portugal's presidential candidate criticizes her government's silence towards Trump's proclamation

Lisbon (Portugal), Dec 17, 2020 (SPS) - The candidate for the presidency of Portugal and former member of the European Parliament for the Socialist Party, Mrs. Ana Gomes, criticized “the silence of the Portuguese government towards the proclamation made by the outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, to recognize Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara in exchange for normalizing its relations with Israel”

Western Sahara: Trump's decision may create instability in Maghreb

Washinton (United States),  Dec 17, 2020 (SPS) - The recognition of the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory, announced recently by outgoing US president Donald Trump may undermine U.S. policy and raise significant problems of stability across the Maghreb, former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tuesday.

Norway reaffirms its support for a political solution guarantees Sahrawi people right to self-determination

Oslo (Norway), Dec 16, 2020 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen, stated that “the position of her country is firm and known by both parties, which is based on the support to a political solution in accordance with Security Council resolutions, whose latest resolution 2548 (2020) emphasizes respect for the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination.

The Right Livelihood Foundation: Trump’s proclamation on Western Sahara illegal and coming administration should reverse move

Stockholm (Sweden) 15 December 2020 (SPS)- The Right Livelihood Foundation issued a press release Today considering Trump’s decision to recognise the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara illegal and calling on Biden’s Administration to revert as soon as possible.

New Zealand reaffirms support to UN peace process and to the holding of a referendum of self-determination in Western Sahara

Willengton (New Zealand) 15 December 2020 (SPS)- New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta, reaffirmed today her country’s strong support tp the UN peace process in Western Sahara.

“New Zealand’s long-standing position on Western Sahara is unchanged and we remain strongly supportive of the United Nations peace process,” she stressed.

Christopher Ross: International community's approach to Sahrawi question remains unchanged

Washington, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - Former UN Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross said on Monday that the decision of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, recognizing Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara doesn’t change the international community approach on this conflict, recalling Algeria's "clear" position on the right of peoples to self-determination.

Trump's decision sparks new surge of international solidarity with Sahrawi cause

Algiers, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - The recent deal between the United States and Morocco has generated involuntarily a "new surge" of international solidarity with the just cause of Western Sahara, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) President's advisor, Bachir Mustapha Sayed, said Sunday.

Morocco impeded UN envoys’ work, says Ross

Washington, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - Morocco “has shown disrespect” and impeded the work of United Nations (UN) envoys, former UN Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross wrote on his Facebook page.

Trump’s proclamation on Western Sahara is “foolish,” “ill-considered,” says Ross

Washington, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - Former UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross underlined Sunday that the recognition by Trump of the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara is a “foolish and ill-considered decision” which goes against the peoples’ right to self-determination.

UN resolution 1514: Algeria insists on Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Algiers, 15 December 2020 (SPS) - Algeria reaffirmed Monday its solidarity with the right of the Sahrawi people and all peoples of non-self-governing territories to self-determination, on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the resolution 1514 of the United Nations General Assembly on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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