SADR ready to negotiate with Morocco to end occupation

Addis-Ababa, January 31, 2017 (SPS) – The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is ready to negotiate with Morocco to end the occupation of the Sahrawi territories, Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Monday in Addis-Ababa.


"The Sahrawi Republic is willing to negotiate with Morocco to put an end to the colonization of our territories in accordance with the international law and the respect of the Sahrawi people’s rights," Ould Salek told APS on the sidelines of the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU), being held in the Ethiopian capital.

He said that Morocco’s admission into the African Union represented "a victory of the Sahrawi people since Morocco had finally accepted to sit alongside its neighbor, Western Sahara."

The Sahrawi official insisted on the fact that the Moroccan government had ratified the AU Constitutive Act, an act which respects the borders inherited from the independence period and the acquisition of territory by force, which are "sacrosanct principle."

SADR president, Brahim Gali, who is taking part in the 28th Summit of the AU Heads of State and Government said that the time was right to organize Western Sahara self-determination referendum, regretting that MINURSO remained the only UN mission without human rights monitoring component.SPS