President Brahim Ghali’s visit to Cuba: Supporting international cause at international level

Havana (Cuba), June 2, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali’s last visit to Cuba reflects the nature of the strong relations between the two countries and the support to the Sahrawi cause at the international level, which is a clear response to Morocco which is looking for a rapprochement with Havana to the detriment of the Sahrawi State, said American Arabic-language newspaper "Watan.”

The newspaper, which reported Brahim Ghali’s visit to Cuba, said that the reception that Castro granted to Sahrawi President “is a slap to the Moroccan sovereign” who didn’t have the opportunity to have such a reception by the Cuban authorities during his last visit to this country in April 2017.

The Cuban President Raul Castro received Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali on the second day of Sahrawi President’s visit to Cuba, which denies the information reporting a total normalization of relations between Morocco and Cuba, particularly after the visit of Mohamed VI to Havana last month, said the source.

“The conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco has recently been marked by an “escalation and provocation from Morocco, notably the violation of the ceasefire in the region of El Guergarate. There are also serious violations of human rights in the occupied Sahrawi territories and the mockery of a trial with the continuation of the embargo and the deployment of the Moroccan forces while continuing to steal the natural resources of Western Sahara,” said Sahrawi President in the visit he paid to Havana from 26 to 28 May.

Following his meeting with President Ghali, Raul Castro reaffirmed his country’s position of principle for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and called to speed up the implementation of the United Nations’ decisions. (SPS)