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RASD takes part in Syrte in 13th African Union summit
04/07/2009

   

 

   

A delegation led by member of the Polisario Front National Secretariat (NS), chief of political direction , Bachir Moustapha Sayed, took part Wednesday in the 13th Summit of Heads of States and Governments of Africa held at Syrte in Libya from 1 to 3 July 2009, under the theme of "Investing in agriculture for economic growth and food security."

The delegation composed of member of the N S, Adviser to the Presidency of the Republic, Mohamed Lamine Ahmed, Mohamed M .Yeslem Beissat, delegate Minister for Africa, Ms. Mahfoudhi Rahal, Secretary of State for Women and M Habib Boukhreis Ambassador in charge of international forums, Lahbib Breik, Ambassador to lEthiopie and the African Union, and Hamdi Boiha, Salha El Abd, respectively ambassadors to Uganda and South Africa and Ms. Senia Ahmed Marhba, representative of the Polisario Front to Libya.

The delegation held on the sidelines of the summit talks with the Heads of State of Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Lusotho, Zimbabwe and the head of the delegation of Uganda.

The talks focused on the latest developments in the Western Sahara issue, issues of common interest and bilateral relations between these countries and SADR.

Previously the president of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping has expressed his desire to see the new Personal Envoy of the SG of the UN in Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, restarting negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco to find a definitive solution to the conflict, which guarantees the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people.

Mr. Ping which occurred during the 15th Ordinary Session of the Executive Board of the African countries in Syrte in Libya, said that the Moroccan proposal of "autonomy" as the only solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, is "devoid of legal basis and contrary to the repeated calls by the Security Council to both sides to engage in direct negotiations without preconditions ".