28 February 2012

Saharawi Republic President calls for implementation of U.N. mandate on Western Sahara

In search of justice for the Saharawi people

Speech of Mohamed Abdelaziz

President of the Saharawi Republic

37th European Conference of Coordination and Support to the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO)

Seville, Spain

As we start the proceedings of this 37th international conference of solidarity with the Sahrawi people in Seville, I would like, on behalf of the Government and people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, to extend our most sincere thanks and gratitude to the solidarity movement in Spain in general and in Andalusia and Seville in particular for the energetic efforts that they have made to organise this remarkable solidarity meeting in this ancient city.

Whilst we celebrate with the European Coordination its 37th conference, we remember with respect and awe the pioneers of the solidarity movement in Europe and in the world, and we bow to the memory of those that have departed us leaving behind a glorious history of friendship and solidarity between peoples, which is embodied by the international character, which has marked this conference over the years, whose demonstration today is the broad and diverse participation of representatives coming from all continents of the world.

Read the full statement at Pambazuka News.