Mauritania recognizes SADR, adopts positive neutral stance on conflict (President of Mauritania)

Nouakchott (Mauritania), 7 March 2020 (SPS) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould El-Sheikh Al-Ghazwani has asserted that Mauritania recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and its position on the conflict in Western Sahara is known and is neutral.

The Mauritanian president, in a meeting with the Mauritanian press at the presidential palace on Thursday, highlighted that concerning the Western Sahara issue, the Mauritanian position is fixed in this regard, namely, the recognition of the Sahrawi Republic, adoption of a position of positive neutrality and standing at the same distance between the brothers, which is a constant position that does not change.

President Mohamed Ould El-Sheikh Al-Ghazwani underlined that Western Sahara is an issue on which Mauritania's position does not change, which is neutrality that “should not remain negative as we are trying to be at the same distance between the brothers and neutrality must be positive and not stagnant,” he affirmed. (SPS)