Reykjavík, May 14, 2014 (SPS) - The Parliament of Iceland approved Monday an important resolution on Western Sahara, in which it expressed support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, calling on the Icelandic Foreign Ministry to work actively in international forums for Saharawis’ self-determination to be respected.
According to a press release issued by the Icelandic Friends of Western Sahara Organization (IFWSO), the Icelandic Parliament requested the Minister for Foreign Affairs “to work actively in international forums for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara to be respected as provided for in the resolutions of the United nations Security Council and United Nations General Assembly and to support efforts to find a peaceful and permanent political solution.”
The resolution, which was tabled by eight MPs from five out of the six parties in parliament, was enjoyed broad cross-political support, 59 MPs voted in favour of the resolution, none voted against and four were absent.
The Icelandic Friends of Western Sahara Organization was founded in 2013 and has actively kept Icelandic members of parliament abreast of the injustices suffered by the people of Western Sahara. (SPS)