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SADR will ask, officially, to be observer member of Ibero-American Summit

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Bogota, 1 Abril 2023 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) will submit a request to join the Ibero-American Summit as an observer member, following the proposal made by the Columbian President Gustavo Petro on SADR’s participation in this event, said the Sahrawi ambassador to Latin America and the Caribbean Mohamed Azrouk.
In a statement to the agency “Europ-Presse,” Azrouk said that the Polisario Front welcomed the proposal of the Columbian President on SADR’s membership as an observer member of the Ibero-American Summit. 
The Sahrawi diplomat said that SADR is “willing to accept this invitation immediately” and to submit a request to participate as an observer member in the Ibero-American Summits which will bring together 20 States, despite the opposition of the Spanish Government, accused by the Sahrawi ambassador of becoming “the voice of the Moroccan occupier in such events.”
Lamenting the reaction of the Spanish government, Azrouk said that “this Summit won’t only see the participation of Spain, especially as nearly all the brotherly countries of this region have diplomatic relations with SADR, as well as historical, cultural and linguistic ties.” 
Spain’s Prime minister, Foreign minister and Socialist Party attempt to hinder the legitimate aspirations of the Sahrawi people to their right to self-determination,” he added.