Angola calls UN to assume its responsibilities in Western Sahara decolonization

New York, 16 October 2018 (SPS) - The representative of Angola to the United Nations, Mrs. Maria de Jesus Ferreira, called on the General Assembly to take full responsibility for the process of completing the decolonization of Western Sahara and strengthening the sovereignty of the Saharan people on its territory.

The Angolan Diplomacy called on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Colonialism to make an official visit to Western Sahara, both the occupied territories and the liberated area, as well as the Sahrawi refugee camps to help promote respect for human rights.

Maria de Jesus Ferreira stressed that the time has come to put all the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council into effect, renewing her country's support for the resolution of the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union in July 2018 in Mauritania and other Addis Ababa resolutions on the question of Western Sahara.

The representative of Angola to the United Nations, from the Fourth United Nations Committee, requested the full and public support of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General, Mr. Horst Koehler, in the mission of UN mediation and the forthcoming consultations between the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco in December, which has a unique aim to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise its inalienable right to self-determination through a referendum that can freely choose their own future. SPS