BRICS leaders hail efforts for resolution of Western Sahara conflict

Xiamen (China), Sept 6, 2017 (SPS) -The leaders of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) expressed, during their Summit in China's Xiamen, their support to Africa's efforts for the resolution of conflicts in the continent, including in Western Sahara.

"We commend the efforts of African countries, the African Union and sub-regional organizations in addressing regional issues and maintaining regional peace and security (...) We support efforts towards comprehensively resolving the issues in Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, South Sudan, Somalia, Central Africa Republic and Western Sahara," they said Tuesday in their final declaration.

The BRICS leaders also emphasized the importance of collaboration between the United Nations and the African Union in accordance with the UN Charter.

The five countries agreed to strengthen their cooperation and called to enhance coordination in the fight against terrorism.SPS