AU Special Envoy Joaquim Chissano condemns Moroccan expel of 84 international civil staff of MINURSO

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, yesterday condemned the Moroccan expel of 84 staff from the civilian component of UN mission (MINURSO), during a meeting of UN Security Council at the request of Angola and Venezuela.

 

Joaquim Chissano dubbed the Moroccan decision disrespect to the UN and the UN Secretary General as well as the UN Security Council.

 

The AU Special Envoy for Western Sahara underlined that the expel Constitutes a very dangerous precedent and undermines the mandate of the UN Security Council in maintaining international peace and security – if Morocco do so this cannot prevent other countries to unilateral decide on the UN Security Council related missions.

 

He expressed his Support to the UN Secretary-General efforts aiming to ensure its early organization and success, to meet the needs and expectations of the Saharawi refugees.SPS

 

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