Latest developments of the Sahrawi issue at heart of diplomatic meeting in Algiers

Algiers, 19 June 2021 (SPS) - The latest developments of the Sahrawi issue as well as means and ways to strengthen the support to the Sahrawi people were Thursday at the heart of a political-diplomatic meeting in Algiers.

Organized jointly by the embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and South Africa’s embassy in Algiers, the meeting was marked by the presence of 15 accredited ambassadors to Algeria representing African, Latino-American and Asian countries.

Speaking on this occasion, the Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers presented a report on the latest developments of the Sahrawi cause, pointing out the achievements made by the Sahrawi people since the violation of the ceasefire on 13 November 2020.

Taleb Omar emphasized the important victories that have been accomplished so far as well as the successive defeats of the Moroccan system.

For his part, chargé d’affaires at South African embassy Patrick Rankhumise reaffirmed the country’s support to the struggle of the Sahrawi people, dubbing “important” this meeting.

Time has come for the international community to assume its responsibilities and impose courageous decisions in order to force Morocco to respect the charters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in favor of the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination, because it is a decolonization cause.

The diplomats participating in this meeting have unanimously raised the delay in the implementation of the decolonization process in Western Sahara, calling on the UN to fully fulfill its role, which is the compliance with the law and legitimacy. (SPS)