South Africa reiterates its full support to the struggle of the Sahrawi people

New York, Sept 26, 2018 (SPS) – the president of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his country full support to the struggle of the people of Western Sahara in his address yesterday at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York under the theme “the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit”

“if OR Tambo were still alive today, he would have pleaded with this august organisation to do all it can to support the struggle of the people of Western Sahara from occupation,.” He said in his address



“We also wish to remind the General Assembly that the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination continues to be undermined, challenged and denied. The United Nations must remain seized with this issue, for the benefit of the people of Western Sahara and the African aspirations of integration and peaceful co-existence.” Cyril Ramaphosa added in his speech

This gathering coincides with the centenary anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela who would have turned 100 this year. In honour of this global icon, the United Nations in collaboration with South Africa will lead a Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on 24 September 2018, it should be recalled  SPS

 

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