Polisario, Morocco ready for new talks
The Polisario is ready to attend the next round of informal Western Sahara talks with a "hand extended for peace", AP quoted Polisario leader Mohamed Abdelaziz as saying on Monday (December 13th). Abdelaziz was in Algiers to take part in an international conference held to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1541 Resolution of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.
The Polisario leader's comments follow remarks made Sunday by Sahrawi representative to the UN Mission for Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mohamed Khadad. In a statement published by the Sahara Press Service ahead of the informal talks with Morocco, Khadad said the Polisario was willing to contribute to the success of UN efforts aimed at finding a just and lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict.
For his part, Moroccan Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri on Monday also underlined the need for a solution for Western Sahara, MAP reported. Speaking at the end of the 9th session of the EU-Morocco Association, he said that the issue impedes Arab Maghreb Union integration.
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