Zimbabwe reiterates firm support to Sahrawi people's right to freedom and independence

Harare (Zimbabwe), August 20, 2016 (SPS) President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, on Friday reiterated the firm support of his country to Sahrawi people's right to freedom and independence, after receiving Special envoy of the President of the Republic, Hamdi Khalil Mayara, Minister of State for Africa, who handed him a message from President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali.

The meeting focused on the latest developments of the question of Western Sahara in the light of current international efforts for the decolonization of Western Sahara, the obstacles of Morocco. The two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and ways of further developing them.

On this occasion, President Robert Mugabe reiterated the position of the Republic of Zimbabwe to support the just struggle of the Sahrawi people for the liberation of the occupied parts of the territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic by the Kingdom of Morocco.

He also expressed his rejection of all attempts of Morocco and its allies to destabilize the African Union in violation of the principles on which it was founded and that the union is the fruit of the struggles and sufferings of the African peoples.

Zimbabwean President also expressed the willingness of his country to develop relations with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. (SPS)

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