ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



Home » News » Politics

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:54 - Updated Thu, 17 May 2018 12:53

SADR expresses readiness to negotiate with Morocco

Luanda - The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) authorities expressed on Wednesday, in Luanda, readiness to negotiate with Morocco the occupation of their territory, according to Sahrawi minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Ould-Salek Salem.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send


To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Mohamed Ould Salek Salem, Sahrawi minister of Foreign Affairs

The government official of this northern African country made the remarks during a joint interview at the end of an audience with the Angolan Foreign minister, Manuel Augusto.

Mohamed Ould-Salek Salem, who is in Angolan capital since last Monday for  a 24-hour visit, acknowledged the leadership role that Angola has played on the African continent, especially on issues related to peace, adding that it is in this perspective that he has approached the Angolan authorities.

He said that the meeting with minister Manuel Augusto served to convey a message from the leader of SADR to the Angolan President, João Lourenço, within the framework of existing friendship.

Regarding the Moroccan state, Mohamed Ould-Salek Salem added said that Morocco has acted in the same way as the Apartheid regime that existed in South Africa, which "at the same time that it oppressed its people it tried to maintain good relations with some African states."

Minister Mohamed Ould-Salek Salem took the opportunity to express his solidarity with the Palestinian people in the struggle for the re-conquest of their territory.

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic claims sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony, which Morocco claims as part of its kingdom.

Western Sahara is a territory bounded on the north by Morocco, on the east by Algeria, on south-east by Mauritania and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It also borders, through the sea, the Spanish autonomous region of the Canary Island.

When Spain abandoned its former colony in 1975, Mauritania occupied a third of the territory and Morocco took the remainder, invoking historical rights.

The control of the territory is disputed by the Kingdom of Morocco and by the pro-independence movement Polisario Front, which proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) on 27th February 1966.

SADR is internationally recognized by more than 50 States. It is a member of the African Union (AU) since 1984.

Read also
  • 03/11/2018 12:56:12

    Angola joins UN committee on budgetary issues

    New York - An Angolan diplomat Makiese Kinkela Augusto has been elected in New York member of the 2019-2021 Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).

  • 01/11/2018 11:28:31

    Angola participates in military exercise in Gulf of Guinea

    Luanda - A multinational military exercise called "Grand African Nemo 2018" is scheduled for November 3 to 10, in an action that takes place within the framework of the operational partnership in the Gulf of Guinea, to which Angola takes part.

  • 29/10/2018 17:48:08

    Brazil privileges commercial relationship with Angola

    Luanda - The Federative Republic of Brazil will continue to privilege the economic and commercial relationship with Angola, a country with which it has strong historical and cultural ties.

  • 27/10/2018 10:46:41

    Belgian businesspeople want Angolan diamonds - Ambassador Chikoty

    Brussels - Belgian businesspeople are interested to buy Angolan diamonds, a quest that stimulates Angola to invest more and increase the production of this mineral, said last Friday in Brussels the Angolan ambassador to Belgium, Georges Chikoty.