New York (USA), June 18, 2019 (SPS) – The Republic of Cuba has insisted that the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly and the UN Security Council on Western Sahara and the unfinished decolonization process be enforced .
Through the ambassador to the UN, Rivero Rosario, Cuba has reiterated the call of his country for the international community to show more support for the Saharawi people and has renewed its firm support for the struggle for self-determination and independence. “The Saharawi people will always be able to count on the firm solidarity of our people in their struggle to exercise their legitimate rights. Cuba, as it has traditionally done, will continue to support a just and definitive solution to the question of Western Sahara, “said the Cuban diplomat.
During his speech at the Meeting of the Decolonization Committee, Rivero Rosario stressed that “The Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations declared Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory 56 years ago. In the past 23 years, numerous resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the African Union have ratified the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people in accordance with resolution 1514 (XV) of the United Nations on the granting of independence. of colonial countries and peoples.”
“We hope that the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council of the UN will be complied with,” said the ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, referring to the UN-led process for holding the referendum on self-determination and independence.