Angolan Foreign Minister calls on African Union to continue efforts alongside United Nations to resolve Western Sahara issue

Luanda (Angola, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - Angolan Foreign Minister, Georges Chikoti, has called on the African Union to continue its persistent efforts together with the United Nations to implement the decisions of international legitimacy in Western Sahara and to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

The Angolan Foreign Minister affirmed, following a meeting Friday with Foreign Minister Mohamed-Salem Ould-Salek, that the African Union will remain the main supporter and responsible alongside the United Nations for finding a solution to the question of Western Sahara in accordance with the decisions and resolutions of the two organizations related to the Western Sahara issue.

The Angolan Foreign Minister stressed in a statement quoted by the Angolan media that his country hopes that the liberation struggle of the people of Western Sahara will be resolved through a solution that guarantees the right to self-determination, adding that Angola's position on this issue will not change as long as the Sahrawi people are fighting for freedom. This position is based on the historical principles and responsibilities of the Angolan people, he added. (SPS)