Western Sahara's decolonization: Namibia will not go against tide of history

Geneva, 4 July 2020 (SPS) - Namibia, via its permanent delegation to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said Thursday that it "will not go against the tide of history" on the issue of Western Sahara, noting its commitment to continue to defend the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to independence.

"As a country that has experienced the same (colonial) situation, we are determined to stay on the right side of the story," said Collin O'Brien Namalambo, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Namibia in Geneva at a session of the Human Rights Council.

For his part, the Namibian diplomat replied to the Moroccan delegation, affirming that his country was committed to the promotion of the protection of human rights in all countries, including developing countries under foreign occupation, such as Western Sahara and Palestine.

These two peoples, "continue to be deprived of their right to self-determination," he said. (SPS)