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Ban Ki Moon urges political solution which ensures Saharawi self-determination

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, urged a redoubling of efforts to produce a political solution that ensures Saharawi self-determination. 

"I reiterate my call to the parties ... to redouble  efforts to negotiate a mutually acceptable political solution that allows self-determination for the people of Western Sahara," Mr Moon wrote in a report to the UN Security Council on Friday.

He highlighted the "growing frustration among the Saharawis and the expansion of criminal and extremist networks in the Sahel-Sahara region have increased risks to the stability and security of the region", adding that finding a solution to the political question of the Saharawi people "would reduce these risks."

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