Ould Khelifa reiterates Algeria's support to Western Sahara cause

Algiers, July 17, 2016 (SPS) - The speaker of Algerian People's National Assembly (lower house of parliament), Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, reiterated Saturday Algeria's support to Western Sahara in international fora, being fully convinced that it is backing a just cause.

Ould Khelifa, at an audience granted to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic's ambassador to Algiers Bechraya Hamoudi Sidina, expressed "Algeria's willingness to continue support for Western Sahara in international fora."

"This is a constant position of Algeria: Parliament, government and people, coming from our faith in the just cause of Western Sahara and our experience in fighting colonialism," ould Khelifa said, according to a Lower House's statement.

The speaker underlined that Western Sahara conflict is a "decolonization issue according to United Nations resolutions and international decisions."

He stressed that Algeria's support to the struggle of Western Sahara people "is based on the unwavering principles governing our foreign policy."

For Algeria, it is a support to a just cause to allow Western Sahara people to exert their right to self-determination in line with international legality resolutions. (SPS)