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Wednesday 25 April 2018

So-called +Rasd+ Has 'Neither Diplomatic Representation Nor Ambassador" in Colombia

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So-called +Rasd+ Has 'Neither Diplomatic Representation Nor Ambassador

The Colombian government has reaffirmed its position regarding the Moroccan Sahara issue, stressing that the so-called +rasd+ has "neither diplomatic representation nor ambassador" in Colombia.
So-called +Rasd+ Has 'Neither Diplomatic Representation Nor Ambassador in Colombia (Colombian Foreign Ministry)

The government of Colombia "has frozen", for several years, its recognition of the so-called +rasd+, "the latter has neither diplomatic representation nor ambassador accredited to the Colombian government", said the ministry of Foreign Relations in a clarification, published Tuesday on the presence in Bogota of an individual, named Mujtar Leboihi Emboirik, who claims to be "Sahrawi ambassador on mission in Colombia".

"Colombia has supported the efforts of the international community to find a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution" to the Sahara conflict, in accordance with the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations, noted the ministry.

In addition to the position of the government of Bogota, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Colombia, through their respective foreign relations committees, had, in 2017, reiterated their "full" support for the Kingdom's efforts since 2007 to reach a just, definitive and mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara issue, on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy initiative for the Sahara region.

"Only a negotiated political solution preserving the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco is capable of promoting peace and stability in this region," the two Houses of the Colombian Parliament had underlined.

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