President of Republic and his accompanying delegation received by political parties in South Africa

(Special envoy)

Johannesburg, January 7, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic , Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, and his accompanying delegation met Saturday in Johannesburg by the political parties in South Africa in the second day of the working visit by the presidential delegation to South Africa.

The presidential delegation was received at the headquarters of the ANC by Secretary General of the party, Gwede Mantashe, and member of Executive Committee, Edna Molewa. It was also received at the headquarters of the South African Communist Party by its Secretary General, Blade Nzimande. 

The talks dealt with the historical relations between the Polisario Front to these parties, and the latest developments of the Saharawi issue. The two parties expressed their support and for the struggle of the Saharawi people and their right to self-determination.

The presidential delegation was also received by President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Sdumo Dlamini, who in turn confirmed the support for the right of Sahrawi people in self-determination and independence and the willingness of his organization to support civil society to achieve this goal.

Finally the presidential delegation met with South African movement of solidarity with the Saharawi people, where the movement expressed unconditional solidarity with the Saharawi people in their legitimate struggle for self-determination and independence.

President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, arrived in Johannesburg Friday morning as part of a working visit to South Africa at the invitation of his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma.

The President of the Republic is accompanied during this visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, Minister of Cooperation, Boulahi Sid, Secretary of State for Security and Documentation, Brahim Mohamed Mahmoud, Secretary-General of Nnational Union of Saharawi Women, Fatma Elmehdi, PAP Vice-President, Soueilma Beirouk, and Counselor to the Presidency of the Republic, Abdati Breika. (SPS)