Zimbabwe calls on the UN Security Council “to increase efforts towards ending the occupation of Western Sahara”

New York (United Nations) 25 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H.E. Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, called on the UN Security Council “to increase efforts towards ending the occupation of Western Sahara”, in his speech before the UN General Assembly yesterday.

He further stressed that “self-determination and independence are intrinsic and fundamental rights that should be enjoyed by all without distinction.”

In this regards, he recalled that “peace, security and stability are a pre-requisite for sustainable development. This can only be achieved in an inclusive process characterized by equally shared commitment and responsibilities. We count on the international community to strengthen its support for AU-led peace efforts. We also look forward to greater collaboration between the AU and the UN in maintaining sustainable international peace and security in accordance with Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations, more particularly in ensuring the effective implementation of the AU's campaign on Silencing the Guns.” (SPS)

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