Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste reiterates in UN GA 76TH its support for Self-determination for people of Western Sahara

New York, 28 September 2021 (SPS) - in the Statement of the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Dr. Francisco Guterres Lu OLO, before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly delivered Monday on his behalf by Timor-Leste Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Karlito Nunes.

“Timor-Leste also wishes to take the opportunity to refer to the Western Sahara, whereby the United Nations Mission (MINURSO) has been in the Territory for about three decades, but progress has yet to be seen satisfactorily. Thus, we reiterate once again our appeal to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for his Special Envoy to urgently reactivate the negotiation process between the POLISARIO Front and Morocco, and to allow the people of Western Sahara to exercise their right to Self-determination, based on the Charter of the United Nations and its relevant resolutions.”