New round of Polisario Front-Morocco negotiations to be held next March

Shaheed Elhafed (Refugee camps), Feb 14, 2012 (SPS) – New round of negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco will be held in the first half of Marsh at Greentree Estate, Manhasset (New York) under the UN auspices, in the presence of the two neighboring countries Algeria and Mauritania, a Saharawi official reveled Sunday.
The Personal Envoy of UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, asserted earlier that he would continue his efforts to promote the path of negotiations, underling he called the parties to a new round of informal talks next February at the Greentree Estate in Long Island (New York).
In interview with UN media center published last month, Ross stated that the Security Council now “expects the parties themselves to negotiate a political solution with the help of the UN, with the help of the neighboring States, with the help of the international community and to do so instead of reacting to settlement plans others have drawn up.”
He expressed hope “the people of Western Sahara hope whether they be in the occupied territory or in the refugee camps, will enjoy full human rights, including the freedom to express their views on their future and that the negotiators will take these views into account,”
It is worth mentioning that the Polisario Front and Morocco had begun in June 2007 direct negotiations under the auspices of the UN, with four rounds that took place in Manhasset (USA), and eight informal meetings in Vienna (Austria ), in Valletta (Malta) and in Manhasset. (SPS)