January 2019

Algeria and South Africa renew their support to Saharawi people right to self-determination and freedom

Algiers, Jan 15, 2019 (SPS) - In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of a working visit to Algeria by the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Ms. Lindyou Sisulu, the two countries emphasized the need to end colonialism in Western Sahara and allow the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

President of Republic receives UNHCR representative in Algeria

Shaheed Alhafed, January 14, 2019 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Monday the representative of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Algeria, Hamdi Bukhari, following the end of his duties, in the presence of President of the Sahrawi Red Crescent, Buhbeini Yahya, and assistants of the UN official.

UN: 7 million mines threaten Sahrawis’ life

Bir Lahlou, January 14, 2019 (SPS) - Saharawi President Ibrahim Ghali said that the destruction of the last stockpile of mines owned by the Polisario Front was a proof of "its good intention" and compliance with its commitment to the Geneva Call Organization in November 2005.

In this regard, Ghali claimed that over 7 million mines were still buried all along the military wall built by Morocco (wall of shame) and cause huge damage to the Sahrawi civilians.

UN denies Morocco’s allegations regarding ceasefire violation

New York, January 14, 2019 (SPS) - The United Nations denied Morocco’s allegations regarding the ceasefire violations by the Polisario Front, stating that the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has not recorded any incident which may constitute a violation to the terms of applicable agreements.

EU-Morocco agreement: rejection of the extension of tariff preferences to the Saharawi territories

Brussels, January 13, 2018 (SPS)  – Saharawis reaffirmed their firm rejection of the proposal to extend tariff preferences to products originating in occupied Western Sahara in the framework of the EU-Morocco association agreement, and expressed their "deep concern" regarding the discussions initiated in this direction within the European Commission

Ramaphosa reiterates support for just struggle of Sahrawi people

Durban (South Africa), January 13, 2019 (SPS) - President of South African, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reaffirmed support for the just struggle of Sahrawi people for freedom and independence, in a speech marking the 107th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) in Durban, South Africa.

Minister for Latin America and Caribbean received by Venezuelan Foreign Minister

Caracas (Venezuela), January 12, 2019 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansour Omar, was received Friday by Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and excellent relations between the Sahrawi Republic and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and means of developing them.

UN Secretary-General Spokesperson refutes Moroccan allegations

New York, January 12,  2019 (SPS) – Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, has refuted Morocco's allegations against the Polisario Front of violating the ceasefire in the Guerguerat region.

Sahrawi delegation participates in inauguration of Venezuelan President

Caracas (Venezuela), January 12, 2019 (SPS) - A high-level Sahrawi delegation led by Minister Delegate in charge of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansour Omar, participated Friday  in the inauguration ceremony of Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, for a second term.

SADR takes part at 2rd in meeting of AU Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mining

Addis Ababa, Jan 09, 2019 (SPS) - The second meeting of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mining continued for the third consecutive day at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.