President Tebboune: UN called upon to fulfill its role in decolonization of Western Sahara

Algiers, 11 October 2021 (SPS) - President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Sunday that the United Nations (UN) was called upon to fulfill its role in the decolonization of Western Sahara.

“Algeria was the first country to welcome the proposal to appoint De Mistura as Personal Envoy of the UN SG for Western Sahara," said President Tebboune at his regular meeting with national media.

He offered De Mistura his best wishes for success.

"The UN is urged to fulfill its role in the decolonization of Western Sahara, being an issue on the agenda of the 4th UN Committee on Decolonization," recalled President Tebboune, stressing that MINURSO had been sent to Western Sahara for this purpose.

"The United States welcomed the appointment of De Mistura as Personal Envoy of the UN SG for Western Sahara," said the Head of State.

"Morocco is hiding behind another country with which Algeria has accounts to settle, it is a country known to all,” he continued.

"The majority of African countries support the decolonization of Western Sahara, but there are issues and challenges," said President Tebboune.

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