The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs first briefly commented on “recent developments in Western Sahara”, mixing them with Libya, the Sahel and the Middle East. A statement on which Arancha Gonzalez Laya made no comment. An Algerian journalist tried to pick up on the question, before the minister gave a clear cut. “The position of Spain remains unchanged, defending a political solution, just and negotiated under the aegis of the UN,” underlined the Spanish minister, noting that Spain hopes for the imminent arrival of a personal envoy of the United Nations. UN Secretary General for the Sahara.
On the question of the Sahara, Sabri Boukadoum affirmed, again, in an interview with the newspaper El Pais, that it is “a problem of decolonization which must be solved by self-determination”. Asked about the situation on the ground, Boukadoum affirms that we “take a resolution, then another… which leads to nothing, only to the blockade and we already know who is blocking. Some countries spend their time insulting, ”he said. He adds that “Spain has a historic responsibility, it cannot hide behind the United Nations. It has a special responsibility and must intervene ”.
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