President of the Republic congratulates his South African counterpart on his re-election as the leader of the ANC

Bir Lahlou (Sahrawi Republic) 20 December 2022 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, congratulated his counterpart, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, on his re-election as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) for the next five years.

"I am pleased, in my own name and on behalf of the Polisario Front's activists and militants, and in the name of the people and government of the Sahrawi Republic, to address your Excellency with my sincere congratulations and best wishes for success in your noble missions.", Ghali said in his congratulatory letter.

He added, "This confidence, which the African National Congress has renewed in your person, is an affirmation of those noble principles and values that the party adopts in its efforts to consolidate democracy, freedom and human dignity, in South Africa, in Africa and in the world."

“We in the Polisario Front, highly value the distinguished historical relations that brought us together with the African National Congress, and the common struggle for freedom, self-determination, decolonization and the elimination of racial discrimination from the African continent” mentioned the letter.

The president of the Republic renewed the firm and strong determination of the POLISARIO Front and the Sahrawi Republic to strengthen the distinguished bilateral relations with the ANC and South African Republic, and raise them to the highest possible level for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples and countries.

Brahim Ghali concluded his letter by saluting the principled position adhered to by the African National Congress and the Republic of South Africa, which is reflected in the strong insistence on the need to complete the freedom and independence of Africa, which will not happen unless the Saharawi people are able to exercise their right to self-determination and independence, like all Colonized peoples and countries, through the withdrawal of the Kingdom of Morocco from the territories of the Sahrawi Republic, which it illegally occupies.