South Africa will lead the Saharawi struggle during its membership in the UN Security Council

Pretoria (South Africa), December 12, 2019 (SPS) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of South Africa, Lindiwe Sisulu, said in a statement that her country “will use its membership in the UN Security Council to defend the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination “.

The South African chancellery expressed its satisfaction by the resumption of the negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco, the days 5 and 6 of December in Geneva, under the auspices of United Nations and in fulfillment of the resolution 2440 of the Security Council.

Lindiwe Sisulu reaffirmed her country’s support for the negotiations, which she described as positive, and declared that “South Africa is pleased that the Polisario Front and Morocco have been able to meet to seek a political solution.”

“South Africa hopes that this process of negotiations, led by the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the former President of Germany Horst Köhler, will lead to a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution that guarantees the self-determination of the people Saharaui “adds the Foreign Ministry in its statement.

South Africa, which maintains relations at the highest level with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, is preparing to occupy in 2019, for the third time, a non-permanent position in the Security Council of the United Nations.