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President Geingob: Morocco should implement UN resolutions to decolonize Western Sahara

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Windhoek (Namibia) 26 May 2020 (SPS)- The President of Namibia, H.E. Hage Geingob, called on Morocco to implement UN resolutions to decolonize Western Sahara, in his speech on the occasion of Africa Day 2020.
“To date, except for the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the rest of the 54 countries on the continent of Africa are now free and sovereign states”, Hage Geingob said.
He further called “on Morocco to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 690, which established the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), to implement the Settlement Plan for a referendum of self-determination for the people of Western Sahara, and thereby complete the former OAU's primary mandate of Africa's total decolonization.”
He recalled that “Morocco supported Namibia's independence and has also joined the AU, of which it co-founded the predecessor (OAU) in 1963”, and therefore must respect the AU Constitutive Act. (SPS)
090/500/60 (SPS)