Minister of Foreign Affairs calls on Morocco to deal with Sahrawi Republic based on mutual respect and common destiny

Shaheed El-Hafed, November 19, 2017 (SPS) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, has called on the Kingdom of Morocco to deal with the Sahrawi Republic and all countries of the region based on mutual respect and common destiny.

“We urge the Kingdom of Morocco not to waste more time, to respect its internationally recognised borders, and to deal with the Sahrawi Republic and with all countries of the region based on mutual respect and common destiny. Acting in the opposite direction will represent a reprehensible squandering of the Moroccan people’s resources and a waste of time that will only lead to more deprivation and misery in Morocco,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in a statement.

“The presence of the Sahrawi Republic at the fifth summit of the AU-EU partnership due to take place in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in the few coming days is as a strategic victory for the Sahrawi State.”

“This fact confirms that the Moroccan illegal military occupation of parts of our national territory is ill-fated and that the total withdrawal of the occupying forces is inevitable. It also demonstrates that the Sahrawi State will take its place at the United Nations and in all continental and international organisations and institutions.”

“No doubt, the Moroccan diplomacy must have realised that France’s pressure within the European Union and its blatant representations made to the host country and the lobbying campaigns have not affected the status of the Sahrawi State because it is a national, continental and international fact that enjoys strong support in Africa and worldwide,” added the statement. (SPS)

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