June 2018

EU-Morocco agreements: MEPs denounce European Commission's proposal to include Western Sahara

Brussels, June 23, 2018 (SPS) - Members of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) at the European Parliament denounced Thursday the European Commission's proposal to amend EU-Morocco association agreement to include products from Western Sahara, considering it inconsistent with the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered in December 2016.

Sidati reiterates Polisario Front rejection of Western Sahara inclusion in EU-Morocco agreements

Brussels, June 23, 2018 (SPS) – Sahrawi minister, delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Thursday reiterated the Polisario Front rejection of the European Commission’s proposal of modifying the protocols n 4 and n 1 to the EU-Morocco Association Agreement to include Western Sahara products.

French National Assembly hosts establishment conference of the International Parliamentary Network for Support Western Sahara Referendum

Paris, June 21, 2018 (SPS) - Invited by the Study Group on Western Sahara, chaired by French deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq, the French National Assembly will host the first Parliamentary Network Conference on Friday International for the Support of the Referendum in Western Sahara, which springs from the recommendations of the 42nd EUCOCO meeting.

President Brahim Gali receives AU Commission President

Chahid El Hafed, June 20, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has received the President of the African Union Commission (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic.

African Union Commission President begins a visit to the Saharawi Republic

Chahid El Hafed, June 19,2018 (SPS) - The President of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki, arrived this afternoon at the administrative center of the Saharawi Republic, Chahid El Hafed in a view of two days visit.

President of Republic congratulates his Seychelles counterpart on National Day

Birthday Lehlou, June 18, 2018 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Thalidomide, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency Mr Danny Faure, on the occasion of the 42th anniversary of Independent Day.

Polisario Front participates as a guest in Congress of Federation of Austrian Trade Unions

Vienna, June 17, 2018 (SPS) - Representative of the Polisario Front in Austria, Mohamed El Mamun, has participated as a guest in the Congress of the Austrian Trade Union Federation together with ambassadors accredited in Vienna and more than 52 delegations representing unions from Europe, America and Africa, according to press release of the Polisario Front representation in Austria.

EU-Morocco fishing agreement's renegotiation: Polisario Front brings action for annulment

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), June 16, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front on Friday brought an action for annulment of the Council of the European Union's decision, which allows the European Commission to open negotiations with Rabat to extend EU-Morocco fishing agreement to Western Sahara and its maritime space, Polisario Secretariat member M'hamed Khadad said.

President Buhari’s Visit to Morocco: the Concerns, By Nig. Mov. for Liberation of Western Sahara

Premium Times June 14, 2018
…recent developments have begun to give the distinct evidence that Nigeria is losing its political integrity and credibility on the issue of Western Sahara. The Nigerian government should be prevailed upon to reverse the on-going betrayal of African independence.
The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) has received the report of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s recent visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Sahrawi people celebrate Eid al-Fitr, President of Republic performs prayer in wilaya of Boujdour

Wilaya of Boujdour, June 15, 2018 (SPS) - The Saharawi people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday in an atmosphere of joy and happiness and exchanged congratulations on this happy occasion.

Frente POLISARIO Representative to Madrid is received at the CCOO headquarters by a Spanish trade union delegation

Madrid, June 14, 2018 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO Representative to Madrid, Abidin Bucharaya, was received yesterday at the headquarters of the Workers' Commissions of Spain (CCOO) by a Spanish trade union delegation chaired by Jaime Cedrin López, Secretary General of the union for the Community of Madrid.

Mohamed Lamin Mahyub takes oath as a new of Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat member

Chahid El Hafed, June 14, 2018 (SPS) - The current head of the Saharawi National Police, Mohamed Lamin Mahyub, has taken, Thursday, an oath before the President of the Republic, as a new member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO, after the death of the diplomat, Bukhari Ahmed, last April.

Committee of 24: Participants call to speed up Western Sahara decolonization

New York, June 13, 2018 (SPS) -  The delegations of several countries participating in the annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, known as Committee of 24, called Monday to resume negotiations on Western Sahara to speed up its decolonization.

Over 90 Sahrawi NGOs urge EU Council, Parliament to reject any EU-Morocco agreement including Western Sahara

Brussels, June 13, 2018 (SPS) - Over 90 Sahrawi civil society organizations on Tuesday condemned the European Commission's willingness to continue its illegal practices in Western Sahara, and urging the European Council and Parliament to reject any EU-Morocco agreement that includes this non-autonomous territory without the "explicit" consent of its legitimate representative, the Frente POLISARIO.

Frente POLISARIO urges UN to guarantee the Saharawi people inalienable right to self-determination and independence

United Nations (New York), June 12, 2018 (SPS) – the  Frente POLISARIO representative to the works of the Special Committee for the Decolonization of Nations United , Mr. Sidi Mohamed Omar has took part in the meeting, dedicated to the issue of Western Sahara at the works of  the Special Committee for the Decolonization of Nations United organized at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Council of Mérida City will study a project of Cooperation with the Saharawi People

Merida (Spain). June 12, 2018 (SPS) - The Mayor of the City of Mérida (Extremadura), Antonio Rodríguez Osuna, received this morning, on an institutional visit, the Saharawi Delegate for Extremadura, Hameiduha Ahmed, according to a press release from the mentioned municipality.

Cuba backs UN a just solution to Western Sahara question (PL)

United Nations, Jun 12, 2018 (SPS) - The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez, has reaffirmed the support of her country for a just and definitive solution to the question of Western Sahara.

Amendment of EU-Morocco association agreement to include Western Sahara, Sidati expresses condemnation

Brussels (Belgium), May 11, 2018 (SPS) - Saharawi delegate Minister for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Monday strongly denounced European Commission 's adoption of the agreement concluded between the European Union (EU) and Morocco, in the form of exchange of letters on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to their association agreement to include Western Sahara.

Ceas Sahara: Spain can’t remain impassive to what is happening in occupied Western Sahara

Madrid, June 10, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Spanish Coordination of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara underlined, in a letter sent to the new Spanish head of Government Pedro Sanchez that “the Spanish State can’t remain impassive with regard to what is happening in occupied Western Sahara.

Time plight of Saharawis was brought to the fore

ANALYSIS / 10 JUNE 2018, 09:35AM / SHANNON EBRAHIM
Shannon Ebrahim
As South Africans we can’t cherry pick our issues. If we care about the freedom and self-determination of the Palestinians, we cannot care any less about the people of Western Sahara.

Remarks to the media by President Cyril Ramaphosa following talks with President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria

5 June 2018

Your Excellency, President Brahim Ghali,

Honourable Ministers,

Ambassadors,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Members of the Media,

Good day to you all.

Allow me, Your Excellency, to once again welcome you to South Africa.

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria

5 June 2018

Your Excellency and Dear Brother, President Brahim Ghali,

Honourable Ministers,

Your Excellency, Mr Bachir Sgair, Ambassador of SADR to South Africa,

Your Excellency, Mr D Dlomo, South African Ambassador to SADR,

Senior officials from our respective Governments,

Members of the Media,

Good morning,

Ramaphosa condemns humanitarian crisis in Western Sahara

BY DENIS BEDOYA ON JUNE 7, 2018

Johannesburg – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said the protracted humanitarian crisis in Western Sahara’s refugee camps was a direct consequence of the delay in finding a lasting solution to the conflict in the North Africa region.

Ramaphosa’s comments follow his bilateral meeting with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali in Pretoria. Ghali is in the country on a working visit.

President of Republic receives reply message from his Tanzanian counterpart

Bir-Lehlou, June 9, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received a reply message from President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, expressing his gratitude and thanks for the congratulatory message on the occasion of the celebrations of the 54th anniversary of the historic union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

Zimbabwean President: our relations with the Sahrawi Republic are "historic and will continue to stand firm until victory."

Harare (Zimbabwe), June 07, 2018 (SPS) - The president of Zimbabwe, Mr. Emerson Mnangagwa, said in a statement to the media after his meeting on Tuesday with the President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, that the relations between the two countries are "historic and will remain firm until victory."

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