April 2017

Washington pleads for Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

New York, April 30, 2017 (SPS) - The United States called to remove the obstacles for the relaunch of the United Nations process in Western Sahara, pleading for the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.

President of Republic congratulates South African counterpart on National Day

Shaheed Al-Hafed, April 30, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the National Day of Freedom.

In a letter Thursday, the President of the Republic expressed his best wishes on the day South Africa was liberated from apartheid and held its first free and fair elections on April 27, 1994.

President of Republic congratulates Togolese counterpart on National Day

Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Zones), April 30, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, conveyed Friday his congratulations to the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the independence of his country on April 27th.

President Ghali expressed his warmest and most sincere congratulations to the Togolese President on behalf of the Saharawi people and Government.

Polisario Front welcomes recent UN Security Council resolution

Shaheed Al-Hafed,  April 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has welcomed Resolution 23 51 of the UN Security Council on 28 April 2017, recalling the need to complete the decolonization of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, for peace and stability in the world.

Extension of MINURSO mandate is “diplomatic success” for Sahrawi cause

Algiers, April 29, 2017 (SPS) - The extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) on Friday is a “diplomatic success” for the Sahrawi cause, affirmed Saturday, in Algiers, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, pointing out that it will allow putting back on the rails the negotiation process.

Security Council extends MINURSO mandate by one year

Washington, April 29, 2017 (SPS) - UN Security Council adopted Friday Resolution 23 51 (2017) extending by one year, until 30 April 2018, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Holding of a Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

The vote for the resolution, held in the beginning of a Security Council meeting, was chaired by the United States.

Spain: 1st FiSahara Madrid to give more visibility to Sahrawi people's struggle

Madrid, April 29, 2017 (SPS) -The first Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara) to take place by the end of May in Madrid is an opportunity to give further visibility to the struggle of the Sahrawi people, FiSahara Executive Director Maria Carrion said.

Screening of propaganda documentary at EP: Belani denounces "yet another falsehood of Morocco"

Brussels, April 29, 2017 (SPS) – Algerian ambassador  to Brussels, Amar  Belani, has denounced Friday "yet another falsehood of Morocco," describing the screening at the European Parliament of a documentary that compares between the Sahrawi liberation movement, the Polisario Front, and the terrorist organizations activating in the Sahel region as a "rude operation of disinformation."

Cuba continues to bring support to Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Havana (Cuba), April 29, 2017 (SPS) - Cuba, which accepted to restore without conditions, its diplomatic relations with Morocco continues to bring its support to the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination said Cuban newspaper Granma.

Western Sahara: UK supports extension of MINURSO mandate

London, April 27, 2017 (SPS) -The United Kingdom government supports the extension of the mandate of UN mission for a referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), said UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.