Ould Salek reiterates “Abidjan Summit has demonstrated to Morocco and France that Sahrawi State is an irreversible reality"

Algiers (Algeria), Dec 05, 2017 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, stressed today at a press conference held in the headquarters of the Saharawi embassy in Algeria, that the Fifth Summit of Partnership between the African Union and the European Union, which took place last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, "demonstrated to Morocco and France that the Saharawi State is a irreversible reality "and, that the SADR is an" African State that cannot be ignored ".

"Yes, the SADR was at the Fifth Euro-African Summit despite pressures against the host country," Ould Salek said before deciding that "there was no possibility of holding the Summit without the Saharawi Republic, as it is the will of the Saharawi people and the African decision "

The head of Saharawi diplomacy added that the participation of the SADR along with the Kingdom of Morocco, in an event of this magnitude, gave a historic dimension to the Summit and confirmed to the world and the Europeans that cooperation and peace go through the respect of international legality and equality among peoples.

"The fact that President Brahim Gali, Mohamed VI, Macron and Rajoy, were at the same table, addressing resolutions and recommendations on issues that affect both continents, is a victory and a recognition of the Saharawi Republic," said Mohamed Salem Ould Salek.

Along the same lines, the Saharawi diplomat reiterated that the participation of the SADR in the Summit constitutes a victory for Africa, which demonstrated that its Union "only accepts equality in relations and shared interests".

He also clarified that "it is a victory for the EU because it has distanced itself from the opinions of France that supports occupation and aggression", therefore, Europe has to follow the spirit of the Summit of Abidjan and play a constructive role in the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara.

 "The large part of the European delegations expressed their satisfaction with the participation of the SADR", concludes Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the SADR. SPS