Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations
addressed on December 7, 1995
President of the Security Council, H. E. Mr. Sergey
Upon instructions from my Government I have the honour to refer to
the draft resolution on the situation concerning Western Sahara
presented today to the Security Council by four co-sponsors, and to
convey to you the following points:
- Algeria cannot and will not accept operative paragraphs 2 and
3 of the draft resolution.
- Algeria would go public with its rejection of these two
paragraphs, in solidarity with the legitimate and well-founded
position of the Frente Polisario, if they were to be adopted.
- Algeria will not be able to extend its political or material
support to MINURSO while it would be attempting to implement its
new mandate without the consent and participation of the Frente
Polisario. In its capacity as an official Observer of the
Settlement Plan implementation process, Algeria would not grant
any validity to the results of an identification process that
would be carried out without the participation of the Frente
- Algeria calls on all Members of the Security Council that are
genuinely committed to a free and fair referendum of
self-determination for the People of Western Sahara to oppose
operative paragraphs 2 and 3 of the draft resolution. Algeria
takes note with appreciation and fully supports the OAU
Secretary-General's view according to which the Panafrican
Organisation could not participate in the identification process
in the absence of one of the two Parties to the process.
I kindly request you to share the contents of this letter with all
Membrers of the Security Council.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, Mr. Presdient,
the assurances of my highest consideration.
sig.: Ambassador R. Lamamra, Permanent Representative of Algeria to
the United Nations.
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