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Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterates support for Saharawi people’s right to self-determination

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Boujdour (refugee camps), Dec 4, 2016 (SPS) - The Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Amina Mohamed, expressed Sunday her country's support for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, after a warm welcome organized in her honor at the headquarters of the National Union of Saharawi Women (UNFS) in Boujdour, Sahrawi refugee camps.
Ms Amina Mohamed, a candidate for the Presidency of the Commission of the African Union, said that her access to this post would be an extension of the policy pursued by Ms Dlamini-Zuma in favor of the Saharawi people's right to self-determination and independence.
Ms Amina Mohamed said she was "very moved by the warm welcome given to her by the Saharawi women", stressing that "the cohesion and organization she has witnessed are the guarantor of the victory of the Sahrawi people ".
For her part, the Governor of the Wilaya of Boujdour, Ms Fatma Balla said she was proud to welcome in her wilaya Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Amina Mohamed, stressing that "this visit represents a lot for the Sahrawis".
UNFS Secretary-General Ms Fatma Elmehdi praised the visit, reviewing the Sahrawi women's activism and their role in the struggle of the Saharawi people, as well as the Moroccan violations against the Sahrawis and Particularly women in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
She finally wished success to the guest of the Saharawi people in her candidacy for the presidency of the AU commission.
Ms. Amina Mohamed also attended the screening of a documentary about the repression and flagrant violations of human rights committed by Morocco against the defenseless Saharawi civilians in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
The Kenya Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit the Sahrawi museum of resistance, before being received by the Saharawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Mr. M’hamed Khaddad in Shaheed El-Hafed.
The Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Amina Mohamed, arrived Sunday morning in the Saharawi refugee camps, on an official working visit to the SADR, during which she will meet with the Sahrawi authorities, it should be recalled. (SPS)