PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ASSUMES CHAIR OF AU FOR 2020 PLEDING SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN SAHARA

PUSL.- Addressing the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, Ramaphosa pledged solidarity with the people of Palestine and Western Sahara.

The chair of the African Union paid tribute to former President Thabo Mbeki who was the AU chairperson in 2002 and founded the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

“We must also deal with the actions of other countries outside our continent that are fighting proxy wars and fuelling the ongoing conflicts,” Ramaphosa said.

“The principle of finding African solutions for African problems must be our over-ridding theme in addressing all the conflicts on our continent as we work within the frameworks of the AU and the United Nations,” he added.

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South Africa calls for the implementation of UN resolutions on Western Sahara

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South African

PUSL.- Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South African called today the UN to implement “without delay” the resolutions adopted in the framework of the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, including those concerning the right to inalienable to the self-determination of the Saharawi people, reaffirming its support for the mediation efforts currently underway, by the personal envoy of the United Nations General Secretary, Horst Kohler, between the two parties in conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front.

The speech of the South African President on the second day of the solidarity conference with the Saharawi people of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in Pretoria, reaffirmed the aid and his country’s support to the Saharawi and to the United Nations for “the prompt implementation of the resolutions on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, including that providing for the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people”. Read more

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