Saharawi Arab Republic envoy salutes Zim support

May 22 15:51 2018

By Diplomat Correspondent

Saharawi Arab Republic President Brahim Ghali has paid tribute to Zimbabwe for its continued support of the Saharawi Republic’s rights to exist as an independent state in line with the resolutions adopted by the African Union.

Mr Salem Ould Salek

The message was conveyed by Saharawi Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, speaking to journalists after meeting with President ED Mnangagwa in Harare. Mr Salek said he briefed the President on latest developments regarding the question of Western Sahara in light of current international efforts for the decolonisation of the country.

“We have had a strategic and historical relationship with Zimbabwe and His Excellency Brahim Ghali sent me to see President Mnangagwa and tell him of the latest developments regarding the conflicts between Saharawi Republic and Morocco. Zimbabwe’s position is the same as that of the African Union because the Zimbabwe President is very responsive to act to oblige Morocco to respect its own border and the border of its neighbour. We appeal to the African Union and United Nations to put pressure on Morocco to put on its illegal occupation of part of our country.

“Zimbabwe as the majority of African countries is very supportive of that because it is a matter of principal, it’s about dignity for Africa, communism era must be ended and we think that Morocco must cooperate with African Union and United Nations to respect that the people of Western Sahara have the right,” he said.

The meeting also attended by the Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minster Retired Lt. General Sibusiso Moyo.

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