President of Republic congratulates his Russian counterpart on his re-election

Bir Lehlou, March 19, 2018 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to his Russian counterpart, H.E. Mr Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of his re-election as the President of the Russian Federation.

“It gives me great pleasure to address to you this message, on behalf of the Sahrawi Government and people, to express our most sincere congratulations and best wishes on your re-election as the President of the Russian Federation, and to wish you every success in your new term in office,” said the President of the Republic.

“The Sahrawi people, victim of Morocco’s illegal occupation of parts of their country for over four decades, have always looked to the Russian Federation as a strong defender of freedom, democracy and respect for human and peoples’ rights.”

“We hope that the Russian Federation would continue to render its active support for the UN-led efforts that aim to bring about a peaceful and lasting solution to the last decolonisation conflict in Africa based on the inalienable right of our people to self-determination and independence.”

“I would like to take this occasion to renew our constant desire to develop closer relations of friendship and cooperation with the Government and people of the Russian Federation,” concluded the congratulatory message of the President of the Republic to his Russian counterpart. (SPS)