Western Sahara – 29 November 2014

New Ambassador Received By Namibian Foreign Minister
New Ambassador, Maalainine Sadik, on Monday received by Mrs. Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah, foreign minister of Namibia, to present copies of his letter of accreditation as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in the Republic of Namibia. After welcoming and assuring him to provide all assistance to carry out his mission, the Namibian Minister reiterated, on behalf of the government and people of Namibia, solidarity and support to the people of SADR in their fight to regain national sovereignty.
During this meeting, Saharawi diplomat informed the Minister on the latest developments of the struggle of the Saharawi people, including the obstacles placed by Moroccan regime to the path of a just and lasting peace in Africa. Maalaini Sadik on Sunday arrived in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, where he was welcomed by the Director-General of Protocol and some ambassadors of sisterly countries accredited to Namibia. To recall, SADR and Namibia will celebrate next year a quarter century of diplomatic relations.
AllAfrica.com


‘Western Sahara’: The Non-negotiable Road Map
Algiers and Tindouf never expected King Mohamed VI’s speech to be bluntly forthcoming. They were convinced that in light of Morocco’s latest skirmishes with UN envoy to Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, were sufficient enough to corner Moroccan authorities to a place where they could no longer maneuver their way out of the trap they have set.
The king’s speech came as a shock, and every hope they had was dashed when he forcefully said that the Sahara would remain in Morocco until the end of time. The language he used was unprecedented: he essentially specified the criteria and the limits of any future negotiations with Morocco’s foes. There is no more ambiguity that any peace talks will have to take place with an understanding on all sides that independence is not an option.
During his speech, the king purposefully mentioned the cost and the sacrifice that Moroccans had to endure to develop and maintain their southern territories, sending a clear signal that the sacrifice will not be in vain. His role as the prime protector of the kingdom’s territorial integrity is not about to change, now or any time in the future.
Morocco World News


 

Envoy of President Mohamed Abdelaziz Received By Mauritanian President
Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mhmaed Khaddad, on Thursday received at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott by H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, said Mauritania news agency.
Envoy Mhamed Khaddad, also Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), delivered a message from the Saharawi President to his Mauritanian counterpart.
According to the same source, the message of President Mohamed Abdelaziz is related to the latest developments on the national question at the AU/UN levels and the issues of common concern.
It, added the source, focused on the need to revive the efforts aimed at bringing about a fair and lasting solution ensuring the legitimate right of the Saharawi people to self-determination in accordance with resolutions of the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU), with a view to strengthen peace and security in the region and in the continent as a whole.
Addressing media following the meeting, Saharawi envoy said that he discussed with President Ould Abdelaziz the latest developments on the continent and all issues of mutual concern. It is to be recalled that Mauritania is currently assuming the rotating presidency of the African Union.
AllAfrica.com