March 2018

Security Council expresses full support for Kohler's efforts

New York, March 24, 2018 (SPS) - United Nations Security Council on Wednesday has expressed full support for the efforts of the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy, Horst Kohler, for the relaunch of the peace process in Western Sahara.

"The members of the Security Council express their full support for the efforts of the UN envoy," said Security Council's President Karel Jan Gustaaf Van Oosterom (Netherlands) at the end of the first briefing with Kohler.

EU-Morocco fisheries agreement: WSRW calls to respect CJEU’s decision

London, March 24, 2018 (SPS) - Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) called to respect the decisions of the Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) which forbids European boats from fishing in the territorial waters of Western Sahara without the approval of the Sahrawi people.

POLISARIO condemns European Commission attempts to ignore the EUCJ judgments

Brussels (Belgium), March 22, 2018 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO has condemned the European Commission's attempts to amend the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, in order to include the waters of Western Sahara, despite the decision of the European Court of Justice, that the waters of Western Sahara cannot be part of agreements with Morocco, in statement issued by Polisario´s representative at EU.

The Head of State reiterates SADR commitment to the application of African Free Trade Area Treaty

Kigali (Rwanda), 03/22/2018 (SPS) - The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, affirmed in Kigali, the SADR's willingness to work together with the rest of members of the African Union, to apply the Treaty of the African Free Trade Area and the Protocol of Kigali, on the promotion of economic integration within the continent.

President Brahim Gali signs African Free Trade Area Treaty

Kigali (Rwanda), March 22, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has yestarday signed the Treaty of African Free Trade Area in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the Treaty of Free Circulation of Persons, as well as the Kigali Protocol, on the promotion of trade within the continent.

Mhamed Khadad was received by J. Koehler on the eve of his report presentation to UNSC

New York (USA), March 21, 2018 (SPS) – The member of the National Secretariat of the Frente  POLISARIO and coordinator with Minurso, Mr, Mhamed Khadad was received Tuesday by the UNSG Personal Envoy , Mr. J. Koehler On the eve of the presentation of his report to the Security Council, according to Sahrawi diplomat  source.

President of Republic congratulates Namibian counterpart on his National Day

Bir lehlu (liberated territories), March  20, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Mr. Hage Geingob, during the celebration of his country's 28th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Namibia.

President Brahim Gali arrives to Rwanda to take part at AU free trade zone extraordinary summit

Kigali (Rwanda), March 20, 2018. (SPS)- The President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali, arrived in the Rwandan capital of Kigali Monday evening to participate in the extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the African Union on the adoption of the Protocol establishing the Free Trade Area on 21 March 2018.

Serbia reiterates its position on Western Sahara issue based on international law

Belgrade, March 19, 2018 (SPS) – Serbia has reiterated its constant position on the issue of Western Sahara based on the provisions of international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, in response to Moroccan propaganda.

President of Republic congratulates his Russian counterpart on his re-election

Bir Lehlou, March 19, 2018 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to his Russian counterpart, H.E. Mr Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of his re-election as the President of the Russian Federation.

President of Republic receives Italian delegation from Emilia-Romana

Shaheed El-Hafed, March 19, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Sunday evening, the delegation of friendship from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, comprising parliamentarians and members of associations of friendship and solidarity with the Saharawi people.

Portuguese Parliament stresses Western Sahara people's right to self-determination

Lisbon (Portugal), March 18, 2018 (SPS) - The Assembly of the Republic of Portugal (parliament) has approved a motion through which it welcomed the resumption of Western Sahara negotiation process, under the aegis of the United Nations, stressing it was time to reach a solution ensuring Saharawi people's right to self-determination, a source said Sunday.

Kohler’s first briefing Wednesday in New York

New York, March 18, 2018 (SPS) - The United National Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler on Wednesday will present to the Security Council the first conclusions of his mediation which started in last October, a first briefing closely scrutinized in New York shortly before the next report on the Western Sahara conflict.

President of Republic receives Spanish delegation from Castile and Leon

Shaheed El-Hafed (refugee camps), March 18, 2018 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Saturday, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the Spanish delegation from the region of Castile and Leon who are on working visit to SADR.

President of Republic appoints Abdelkader Talib Omar Ambassador to Algeria

Shaheed Al-Hafed, March 17, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, on Saturday issued a presidential decree appointing a member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, former prime minister, Abdelkader Talib Omar, as Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Spanish delegation on working visit to Sahrawi refugee camps

Shaheed Al-Hafed (Refugee Camps), March 17, 2018 (SPS) - An institutional delegation of the Spanish province of Castilla Leon has started a three-day working visit to the Saharawi refugee camps, during  which they will meet with the Sahrawi authorities including the President of the Republic.

Jatri Adduh sends a congratulatory message to Elizabeth Cabezas Guerrero, the new President of the Ecuadorian National Assembly

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the SADR), March 16, 2018 (SPS) – the Speaker of the Saharawi National Council (Parliament) sent a congratulatory letter to Elizabeth Cabezas Guerrero on the occasion of her election as President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador.

Italy grants 1 million Euros as aid to Sahrawi refugees

Algiers, March 15, 2018 (SPS)   - The Italian Foreign Ministry has approved the granting of one million euro humanitarian aid to the UN World Food Programme (PAM) and the UN Funds for Children (UNICEF), said Italian embassy to Algiers, adding that the aid will be destined to support the emergency actions, in terms of nutrition, health and education for the Sahrawi refugees.

Several Sahrawi political prisoners in Morocco go on hunger strike

Paris, March 15, 2018 (SPS)   - Several Sahrawi political prisoners are on hunger strike in Moroccan prisons to denounce their detention conditions, and to claim and defend the right to self-determination, a source close to the Sahrawis in Paris said Thursday.

Sahrawi activist Naâma Asfari began an unlimited hunger strike on February 27th, solemnly declaring "it is better to die for dignity than to live without it".

Canary Coalition reaffirms its support to UN-AU peace process

Tenerife (Spain), March 15, 2018 (SPS) - The political party that governs the Canary Islands, Canary Coalition, reaffirmed its support for the peace process, led by the United Nations and the African Union, to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

Russia supports the UN effort to solve the conflict in Western Sahara

Algiers (Algeria), March 15, 2018 (SPS) - The Russian ambassador in Algeria, Evigdor Biliaev, said in an interview with the Algerian newspaper, ElKhabar, that Russia supports the efforts of the United Nations to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara according to the relevant resolutions.

EU-Morocco fisheries agreement: Spanish Parliamentarians call their government to comply with CJEU decision

Madrid, March 15, 2017 (SPS) - Spanish deputies of the parliamentarian intergroup of support and friendship with Western Sahara called on their government to comply with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which stipulates that the fisheries agreement between EU and Morocco is not applicable to the territories of Western Sahara and its waters.

President Brahim Gali calls UN to urgently stop the organization of so-called Forum of Crans Montana in the occupied Dakhla

Bir Lahlou, March 15,  2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, called on the United Nations to stop the organization of the so-called Crans Montana Forum in occupied Dakhla, calling this act a provocation that would undermine the efforts of the United Nations led by it Personal Envoy President Horst Koehler in his letter to His Excellency ,Secretary General of the United Nation, Mr.

POLISARIO condemns holding of Crans-Montana forum in occupied Western Sahara

Brussels, March 13, 2018 (SPS) – the Frente POLISARIO has condemned the decision to host the 2018 Crans-Montana Forum in the Western Saharan city of Dakhla; illegally occupied by Morocco, in Press release issued by POLISARIO Representation to Europe

President of the Republic emphasizes Morocco's failure to exclude Western Sahara from AU

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), March 12, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has stressed the failure of the Kingdom of Morocco in their attempt to compromise Western Sahara's membership of the African Union (AU).

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