Algeria states “there is no other alternative than self-determination”
Algeria’s Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Sabri Boukadoum, stated in his speech before the Fourth Committee that the decolonization of Western Sahara is “an urgent and crucial issue for the stability of the region,” and reiterated that “there is no alternative to the respect for the exercise the right to self-determination “.
“For Algeria, the resolution of the Western Sahara conflict is an urgent and crucial issue for the stability, progress and integration of the Maghreb,” said Boukadoum, before stating that it is “deplorable that in 2017 there are still 17 non-autonomous countries – outstanding of decolonization “.
The Algerian diplomat said that “the status of Western Sahara is unequivocal,” since it is a matter of “decolonization registered at the UN for over 50 years.”
“All the UN resolutions on Western Sahara adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council affirm the unequivocal legal nature of the conflict as well as the application of the principle of self-determination,” Boukadoum said.