President of Botswana congratulates Saharawi people and leadership for the 45th anniversary of the proclamation of the SADR

Gaborone (Botswana) 23 February 2021 (SPS)- The President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, addressed a letter Tuesday to the President of the Saharawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Ghali, congratulating him and the Saharawi people on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Republic.


“I wish to extend you, and through you, to the government and people of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, our warm congratulations on your country’s 45th Anniversary of Independence,” President Masisi wrote.


He further commended the Saharawi President and government “for the resilience and relentless efforts towards addressing the question of the Saharawi Republic,” considering that he remains “convinced that through your visionary leadership and the solidarity of like-minded nations such as Botswana, a sustainable solution will be forged.”


President Masisi also seized the opportunity “to reaffirm my personal commitment, and that of my government, to continue working with you and your government to further strengthen the bonds of friendship and fruitful cooperation that subsist between our two countries,” the letter reads.


He reiterated “the commitment and continued support of my government to the people of the Saharawi Republic in the pursuit for their inalienable right to self-determination,” wishing the people of the Saharawi Republic “health and safety” during this challenging time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (SPS)


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