Sahara: Papua New Guinea Hails “Praiseworthy” Autonomy Initiative

Papua New Guinea lauded, before the UN C-24, the “praiseworthy” initiative of autonomy presented by Morocco to solve the Sahara issue. Speaking before the Committee, the representative of Papua New Guinea affirmed that his country was “encouraged by the political process under the aegis of the UN Secretary-General and the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, as well as the praiseworthy autonomy initiative presented by Morocco, to reach a realistic, pragmatic and durable political solution on the basis of a compromise between all the parties”. In this regard, he welcomed the process of round tables between Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and the Polisario, while calling for a “sincere and coherent” dialogue in the spirit of the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2548. The representative of Papua New Guinea called for the preservation and promotion of peace and security in the region, in order to encourage its sustainable development efforts.