Ramaphosa: South Africa calls for an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 22 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, called in his video speech before the 4th Plenary meeting of the UN general Assembly Today, “for an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara”.

“As we celebrate the founding of an organisation dedicated to freedom and equality, the people of Palestine and Western Sahara continue to live under occupation,” President Ramaphosa regretted.

In this context, he added “we repeat our call for an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara and for the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.”

On another hand, the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, stressed in his speech before the same session Today, his country’s principled and steadfast support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence. (SPS)

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