2 February 2013

Morocco: AU Commission Chairperson Affirms Determination to Work for Decolonization of Western Sahara

Addis Ababa — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma has affirmed the Union's strong resolve to continue supporting and defending the right of Saharawi Republic to recover its territories occupied by Moroccan Kingdom, in a statement on the sidelines of a farewell meeting on honour of the Saharawi Ambassador Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, after the end of his missions as a permanent representative of SADR to the AU.

Dlamini-Zuma reaffirmed AU's determination to work with its partners in the world "to push the international endeavours to accelerate the search for a just and lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara ensures the organization of a referendum to enable the Saharawi people to exercise self-determination in accordance with decisions of the African Union and resolutions of the United Nations."

The meeting was an opportunity for the Saharawi Ambassador to inform his interlocutor about the latest developments on the question of Western Sahara, expressing recognition of the Saharawi people for AU's principled and firm position in favour of their right to freedom, independence and decolonization.

The farewell meeting was also attended by Dlamini-Zuma's advisors, in addition to the charge d'affaire of SADR Embassy in Addis Ababa Mr. Baba Al-Bardi as well as the in charge of media and culture Mohamed Mohamed Ismail.

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