Ecuador reiterates support to Sahrawi people in their struggle for independence

Algiers, Sept 30, 2016 (SPS) - Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said Thursday in Algiers that his country remained faithful to its position for the support of Sahrawi people, who are struggling for the independence of their country.

"It is Ecuador's position for many years. It is a decision of support and relations with the brotherly Sahrawi people. We know that recent changes have occurred in the region hence the importance of our visit to the region, in order to reaffirm our brotherly relations with the Sahrawi people," he said at the end of his discussions with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

He added that he would visit, for the first time, Western Sahara, adding that he planned for it several months ago.

Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, has been occupied and then annexed by Morocco since 1975, after the withdrawal of the Spanish troops, and has been considered by the United Nations as territories that must be decolonized in accordance with the international law