Message of condolences from Philippine Communist Party over passing of SADR president

Manila, June 3, 2016 (SPS) – The Philippine Communist Party has sent a message of condolences to Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb-Omar over the passing of President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz.

The full text of the message:

“The Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) sends deepest condolences to the government of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), to the Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el Hamra y Río de Oro (POLISARIO Front), and to the revolutionary people of Western Sahara, over the untimely demise last May 31, at the age of 68, of H.E. Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the SADR and General Secretary of the POLISARIO Front.

President Mohamed Abdelaziz, an outstanding Third World leader, will be remembered for his leading role in the founding in 1972 of the POLISARIO Front, the organizational expression of the struggle of the people of Western Sahara for freedom and independence from the Kingdom of Morocco. Since his election as SADR President in 1982, the SADR had won recognition from the African Union and from more than 80 countries from all over the world.

In this connection, we express our commitment to continue supporting the struggle of the Saharawi people for self-determination and independence, until the whole world recognizes the sovereign SADR.

Kindly extend our condolences to the family of President Abdelaziz.

Very sincerely,


General Secretary” (SPS)