President Ramaphosa calls on Biden to reverse illegal recognition of Morocco sovereignty over Western Sahara

Pretoria (South Africa) 24 January 2021 (SPS)- The President of South Africa and Chair of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, called on the US President, Joe Biden, to reverse the “illegal recognition” of Morocco sovereignty over Western Sahara, in his speech Today before the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) lekgotla, which ended its weekend-long meeting on Sunday.

President Ramaphosa called “on America to speedily reverse the illegal recognition and imposition of Morocco sovereignty over Western Sahara,” welcoming “the positive commitment to renewed global collaboration signals by President Joe Biden of the USA.”

He further raised “concerns about the lack of progress in solving the issue of Western Sahara in a manner that recognizes the right of Saharawi people to full self-determination and independence,” emphasizing that Sout Africa “will intensify our efforts in the African Union.” (SPS)

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