Deputy Foreign Minister of Republic of Honduras receives popular welcome in wilaya of Smara

Smara (Sahrawi Republic), 13 February 2022 (SPS) -  The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Honduras, Mr. Torres Zelaya Gerardo José Antonio, arrived Saturday evening in the Sahrawi refugee camps as part of a visit to the Sahrawi Republic, during which he will meet with officials and visit institutions and establishments of the Sahrawi state.

Upon his arrival in the wilaya of Smara, Mr. Torres Zelaya Gerardo José Antonio was received by the People's Assembly of the wilaya headed by member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and wali of Smara, Ms. Maryam Salek Ahmada, as well as the authorities and the people of the wilaya. 

Maryam Salek Ahmada welcomed the Honduran Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, declaring the solidarity of the Sahrawi people with the Republic of Honduras and praising the success of the democratic path that Honduras has recently known.

The wali of Smara added that the visit comes at a sensitive time that the Sahrawi cause is going through, which is the resumption of the armed struggle against the Moroccan occupation.

For his part, Mr. Torres Zelaya Gerardo José Antonio, reiterated his country's solidarity with the Sahrawi people and his just cause, saying, "I come to express solidarity with the Sahrawi cause and to embody the bonds of solidarity and friendship between the two countries."

Mr. Torres Zelaya Gerardo José Antonio will visit Sunday the National Museum of the Resistance and the Association of the Families of the Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared, and he will hold a meeting with the Ministers of Public Health, Social Affairs and the Promotion of Women.

Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Torres Zelaya Gerardo José Antonio will conclude his visit with a meeting with the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, at the Presidency of the Republic.