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sapo.pt.- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi today assured his counterpart from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, of the commitment to maintain “a good relationship” between the two countries and peoples.

Nyusi was speaking during a meeting with Ghali, who traveled to Mozambique to participate in the celebrations, on the 25th, of the 47th anniversary of national independence and the 60th of the founding of the ruling Party for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo).

Speaking on behalf of the head of state, the minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Verónica Macamo, declared that the two countries had positively evaluated the historical ties they maintain.

The minister referred to the vital role that Mozambique could play in regional affairs in supporting international peace and security, especially in defending the legitimate right of the Saharawi people to freedom and self-determination, as Mozambique will occupy a seat on the Security Council in January 2023.

For his part, the president of SADR expressed solidarity with Mozambique in the fight against “terrorism” in Cabo Delgado province, in the north of the country.

The Mozambican state has supported the cause of the Sahrawi people since independence in 1975 in claiming territorial integrity over Western Sahara occupied by Morocco, after being colonized by Spain.