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Uganda calls for achieving just, peaceful, lasting solution to Western Sahara question

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New York (UN), 24 October 2020 (SPS) - The Republic of Uganda has stressed the continued urgency of achieving a just peaceful and lasting solution to the question of Western Sahara that provides ultimately for the inalienable rights of the Sahrawi people to self-determination in conformity with relevant General Assembly resolutions.
In a statement By H.E. Philip Odida, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations at The General Debate of the 4th Committee of the 75th Session of the General Assembly, Uganda called on the Special Political Committee to uphold the responsibility of the United Nations towards the decolonization of all the Non-Self-governing Territories including Western Sahara.
Uganda expressed its support for UN led processes and, in this regard, it called upon the Secretary General to appoint a successor Personal Envoy for Western Sahara and to re-launch the fledging peace process as soon as possible.
It also called upon the two parties, Morocco and Frente POLISARIO, to resume direct negotiations as called for by the Security Council in its various resolutions.
Uganda emphasized the importance of the role of the African Union in the ultimate resolution of the question of Western Sahara and in this regard it called on the UN to implement the UN-OAU peace plan with a view to holding without further delay the self-determination referendum of the people of Western Sahara. (SPS)