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South Africa: Reversing US position on Western Sahara is the most urgent move expected from Biden towards Africa

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Pretoria (South Africa) 23 January 2021 (SPS) – South African Minister for International relations, Naledi Pandor, considers that US President, Joe Biden, should reverse position of his country on Western Sahara as an urgent move towards Africa.
In a Zoom briefing hosted by Chatham House on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Pandor considered that “US President Joe Biden should urgently reverse his country’s recognition of Morocco as having sovereignty over Western Sahara.”
She further identified this move “as the most urgent part of US policy towards Africa that needed to be addressed by the New President.”
The South African Minister estimated that the early policy statements and positions adopted by President Biden these few past days were encouraging. (SPS)
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