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Algeria reiterates support for Western Sahara’s right to self-determination

Algerian National People’s Assembly Speaker Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa reiterated his country’s support for the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara, Algeria’s state news agency APS reported.

Speaking during a meeting with Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Suilma Hay Emhamed Elkaid yesterday, Ould Khalifa declared “Algeria’s unconditional support for the Saharawi people in fulfilment of its foreign policy principles.”

The Algerian official’s comments came as the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to the UN Mission in Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, seeks to discuss ways to resume talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

Morocco has proposed the Western Sahara region be classed an “autonomous region”, however the Polisario Front rejected the proposal.