AU, key part in international efforts for Sahrawi people self-determination

Kigali, July 14, 2016 (SPS) -  The African Union (AU) is a key part in the international community efforts aiming for a self-determination referendum for Western Sahara people, said Wednesday in Kigali (Rwanda), Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.

"The AU has followed and took very strong and clear positions on the Moroccan decisions to expel from the Sahrawi territories, the military and civilian staff of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)," Lamamra told the press on the sidelines of the 29th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council.

He declared that "those positions will be reiterated" during the 27th Summit of the AU Heads of State and Government, on July 17 -18 in the Rwandan capital.

The arrival of the Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali "will be duly acknowledged and a tribute to late President Mohamed Abdelaziz martyrdom will be made," he added.SPS