Colombian Congress calls for intensifying support to Saharawi people and their legitimate cause

Bogotá, 2 April 2016 (SPS) - Member of the Colombian Congress, Mr. Jorge Robledo, called Tuesday on his government to "intensify support for the Saharawi people and their legitimate cause and restore diplomatic relations with the Sahrawi Arab Republic Democratic Republic (SADR), during his speech at the international conference, Western Sahara: Africa's last colony held at the headquarters of the Congress.

The Colombian congressman added that "the organization of this international conference on Western Sahara at the headquarters of the Colombian Congress is a clear message expressing support to the struggle of the Saharawi people to recover their sovereignty and legitimate right to self-determination and independence".

For his part, the Delegate Minister for Latin America, Mr. Mansur Omar, recalled that "the Saharawi Republic is still suffering from the Moroccan colonialism and that the latter continues to commit heinous crimes in Western Sahara, as it systematically hinders efforts of the international community to seek a solution to the conflict ".  (SPS)