Reuters says UN-mediated talks over the territory began two years ago but have been deadlocked over whether Western Sahara should be an autonomous part of
“I recommend that the Security Council reiterate its call on the parties … to negotiate in good faith, without any preconditions, and to show political will to enter into substantive discussions and ensure the success of the negotiations,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in is latest report on Western Sahara, also known as Saharawi.
In his latest report to the Security Council, Ban said that “little has changed” since the last unsuccessful round of talks between the two sides last year, though Polisario and Moroccan negotiators had indicated they would be willing to meet informally to explore how formal talks could be resumed.
Ban also asked the 15-nation Security Council to extend the mandate of a military observer mission to Western Sahara, known as MINURSO, for another year until 30 April 30 next year.
The council is scheduled to discuss
Tensions between Polisario and
(Picture: Polisario troopswith a BMP 1 ICV)