Uruguayan Senate reaffirms support for Saharawi Republic in its struggle for independence

Montevideo, October 15, 2016 (SPS) President of the International Affairs Committee of the Senate of Uruguay, Dr. Jorge Larranaga, reaffirmed the support of his country to the Saharawi Republic (SADR) in its struggle for independence, when he received Saharawi Ambassador in Montevideo, Cheibani Abbass.

Dr. Larranaga said "Uruguay support the United Nations efforts in the search for a peaceful and just solution to the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

The Saharawi diplomat informed his interlocutor of the current situation in Western Sahara, especially the Moroccan violations of the cease-fire in El Guergaret buffer zone (south of Western Sahara).

He called on all democratic countries and the United Nations Security Council to do more to ensure respect for the human rights of the Saharawi population in the occupied territories and hold without delay the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara. (SPS)