Moroccan Sahara: Cameroon Calls for ‘Consensual, Final’ Solution

Cameroon called, Friday in New York, for a “consensual” and “final” solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. “Cameroon continues to call on all the parties concerned to continue, in line with Security Council resolutions on the (Sahara) issue and the efforts of the UN Secretary General, to resolutely pursue the search of a “consensual and final” solution to this dispute, underlined the representative of Cameroon before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly. In this regard, he pleaded for a “pragmatic approach of openness and compromise, within the framework of arrangements in accordance with the purposes and principles set out in the Charter of the United Nations”. “Like many countries, Cameroon remains convinced that the political solution to this long-standing dispute as well as enhanced cooperation between the member states of the Arab Maghreb Union would contribute to stability and security in the region of the Sahel as well as to the construction of the unity of the African continent,” he pointed out. The Cameroonian diplomat also reaffirmed his country’s support for the political process led under the aegis of the UN Secretary-General, welcoming the efforts made by the latter to find a solution to this dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. He also welcomed the appointment of the new personal envoy of the UN SG for the Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, “in order to give a new dynamic to the political process driven by his predecessor and which allowed all the protagonists to meet and engage in constructive dialogue during the Geneva meetings of 2018 and 2019.” For its part, Togo expressed the wish to see the appointment of Mr. de Mistura contribute to the relaunch of the political process which had been interrupted for a while, in the interest of all the protagonists of this crisis and of the whole region.”