UN 4th Committee: Namibia reaffirms inalienable right of Sahrawi people to self-determination

Washington, June 17, 2016 (SPS) – The Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations, H. E. Mr. Wilfried I. Emvula, reaffirmed full and unequivocal support of Namibia for the inalienable rights of the People of Western Sahara to self-determination and national  independence, in a statement Monday on Western Sahara in the UN Special Committee on Decolonization. 

The people of Western Sahara should be allowed to enjoy their inalienable rights to self-determination and national independence just like all other people, he added. 

In this context, the Permanent Representative of Namibia called upon the United Nations and in particular, the Security Council, to assume its full responsibility by implementing all its resolutions and decisions on Western Sahara, with no pre-conditions.

He also called for the urgent implementation of all Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, aimed at the holding of a free and fair referendum in Western Sahara.

The Permanent Representative of Namibia to the UN called on the Government of Morocco to cooperate with the United Nations in holding a free and fair referendum in Western Sahara. (SPS)

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