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Madrid (Spain), March 29, 2021 (SPS) – From Madrid, the city where the Tripartite Agreements were signed in 1975, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Sabri Boukadoum, defended this Monday in a clear forceful way that the situation in Western Sahara can only be solved by allowing “the Sahrawi people to choose their own future.”

Complementing the response of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Arancha González Laya, the Algerian Foreign Minister has once again insisted that “Western Sahara is a matter of decolonization that has to be resolved with the soluion of the United Nations. The way is self-determination, it is the only way. That the people of Western Sahara can choose their own future”.

Complementing the response of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Arancha González Laya, the Algerian Foreign Minister has once again insisted that “Western Sahara is a matter of decolonization that has to be resolved with the soluion of the United Nations. The way is self-determination, it is the only way. That the people of Western Sahara can choose their own future ”.

For her part, the Foreign Minister of Spain responded to the press by renewing that the position of her country “has not changed”, highlighting the role of the UN in the process. “Spain hopes to see soon a Special Envoy of the Secretary General to lead the negotiations necessary to achieve a political solution in Western Sahara,” added Gonzalez Laya.

In the appearance before the media, both officials have defended the climate of closeness and good neighborliness that characterizes current bilateral relations. They have also highlighted the will to work to bring together points of view and approaches on issues related to immigration, security and economic development.

Along the same lines, the foreign ministers have announced that the parties have agreed to hold the High Level Meeting in the coming months, to be held in Spain, “to map” economic interests.

The head of Algerian diplomacy arrives in Madrid at the invitation of his counterpart from Spain. During the day, he will be received by King Felipe VI and the President of the government, Pedro Sánchez.