Muhammadu Buhari reaffirms support for Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Abuja (Nigeria), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Bukhari, on Friday reiterated his country's firm position in support of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination since his country's recognition of the Sahrawi Republic in November 1984, when he received the outgoing Sahrawi ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Malainin Al-Siddiq.

In this context, the Nigerian President stressed that his country will continue its efforts from within the African Union and the United Nations to allow the people of Western Sahara to enjoy their legitimate right to self-determination and freely choose their future through a free and fair referendum.

President Mohammadou Bukhari expressed his gratitude for the efforts made by the Sahrawi Ambassador to strengthen the ties of fraternity and cooperation between the two countries during the period of his country's representation, and conveyed a friendly and warm message from the people of Nigeria to the brotherly Sahrawi people and from him personally to his brother Brahim Ghali, President of the Democratic Saharan Arab Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front.

The Sahrawi Ambassador delivered a letter from President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, to President Muhammadu Buhari, related to bilateral relations and the latest developments in the conflict between the two member states of the African Union, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as issues of common concern. (SPS)