SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 25 May. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, stated this Wednesday that Spain’s position with respect to Western Sahara, as a result of the letter sent by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, can serve to “unlock” a conflict that has lasted half a century.
In a joint press conference with the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, he commented that the solution must be limited to the mandate of the UN and accepted by the two parties in dispute.
In addition, he commented that the moment is “ideal” after the appointment of the Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new ‘personal envoy’ after two years with the post vacant because there were “vetoes”.
Thus, he has indicated that the Government gives him all its “support” to seek a negotiated solution on the ground and has recalled that Spain is the “first donor” of humanitarian aid in the refugee camps of Tindouf (Algeria) “and it will to continue to be.”