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Morocco criticises UN Security Council position on Western Sahara

Morocco has criticised the United Nations Security Council resolution to extend its mission in the Western Sahara for another year.

In a statement issued on Sunday the Moroccan foreign ministry described the decision as "a blatant setback" for the UN overtures.

The statement said current UN plans seek to shift the standards of a peaceful solution and to revive outdated choices and incorporate unrecognised elements by the Security Council.

The statement stressed that "the kingdom will continue its efforts to reach a solution to the crisis to mitigate the dangerous consequences of UN Secretary-General recent visit and to ensure the smooth running of the MINURSO mission especially the monitoring of the ceasefire and demining the buffer zone to the east."

The UN Security Council adopted on Friday with ten votes resolution number 2285 on the Western Sahara which stressed its commitment to assist the parties to reach a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that ensures the Western Sahara people's right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

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