Summary: H.Res.245 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/09/1997)

Expresses support for: (1) former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III in his mission as Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for the Western Sahara; and (2) a referendum on self-determination for the Western Sahara people that meets specified criteria. Requests the administration to support Baker in his mission of organizing such a referendum without military or administrative constraints.

Encourages the release of civilian political prisoners and prisoners of war held by Morocco and the Polisario Front.