Chikoti: Angola underscores urgent need to resolve Sahrawi issue

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Algiers, 5 March 2016 (SPS) - Angola's Foreign Minister Georges Rebelo Chikoti stressed Thursday in Algiers the urgent need to resolve the Western Sahara issue, through the exercise by the Sahrawi people of their self-determination right.


"The Sahrawi issue must be resolved and the international community should spend further efforts for the resolution of this conflict that has lasted more than 40 years," Chikoti the press after his meeting with Algerian Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.


Angola's FM said he visited the Sahrawi refugee camps and he was "very impressed" by the Sahrawi people's organization.


"I have thanked and encouraged Algeria for helping the Sahrawi people," he affirmed, adding that "it is moral duty for African countries to do so and we will make recommendations in this area.


Besides, Chikoti hailed Algeria's "key" role in the settlement of conflicts, mainly in the Sahel region, dubbing Algeria the country that "stabilizes the region." (SPS)