UN Security Council renews MINURSO mandate for another year

The Security Council renewed on Oct. 30 the mandate of the United Nations’s mission to the Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, while stressing the relevance of Morocco’s autonomy plan as a political, mutually acceptable solution to the over four-decade dispute.

In resolution 2548, the Council also urged the UN chief to appoint an Envoy to the Sahara region to relaunch the UN-brokered talks between all the parties: Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario.

The council commended Morocco’s “serious and credible” efforts towards a political solution and underscored Algeria’s involvement in the conflict while stressing the need for a political, realistic, feasible and lasting solution to the Sahara issue on the basis of compromise.

The council also urged the parties to take into account the efforts undertaken since 2006 in order to reach a political, fair, lasting and mutually acceptable solution.

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