Western Sahara – Renewal of MINURSO mandate - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (02.05.19)


Q: What is your reaction to Resolution 2468 on the Sahara, which the Security Council adopted on Tuesday and which highlights the Moroccan autonomy proposal?

A: France is pleased by the adoption of UNSC Resolution 2468, which renews MINURSO’s mandate. It reiterates its full support for this operation, which plays a major role in supporting peace and stability in the region.

France reaffirms its desire for the implementation of a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution. In this regard, it considers the 2007 Moroccan autonomy plan a serious and credible basis for discussions.

It will continue to support the efforts of the UN secretary-general’s personal envoy, Horst Köhler, and the process he launched in Geneva last December and consolidated in March bringing together Morocco, the Polisario Front, Algeria and Mauritania.