Lamamra: “The Independence Of Africa Is Incomplete Unless It Decides On Western Sahara’s Fate”

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icon-writer By: Hassan Houicha /*/ English Version: Med.B.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Ramtane Lamamra has stated that Africa's independence remains incomplete as long as Western Sahara has not decided on its fate.

Taking the floor on Tuesday during the opening of the proceedings of the international symposium on the contribution of Algeria to the decolonization of the African continent at the El Aurassi Hotel in upper Algiers, Mr Lamamra said that "the completion of the decolonization of the African continent and the relevant endeavor designed to ensure the right of peoples to self-determination in all meanings of this right, can be achieved only through the total solidarity of the African peoples with one another and by standing by the Saharawi cause in accordance with rules and terms of reference of legitimate struggle and international legitimacy".

“In the past as well as in present times, Algeria has spared no effort to contribute to the resolution of crises and disputes in Africa and to support issues related to decolonization or the inalienable rights of peoples to self-determination, he stressed.

"Algeria has always been at the vanguard of the legitimate struggle for decolonization and the integration of the African continent, so that it keeps pace with the global economic development," added Mr Ramtane Lamamra.

The Algerian diplomacy, he pointed out, is based on three inalienable principles: the right of peoples to self-determination, the non-interference in the internal affairs of other States and the promotion of an inclusive dialogue in international conflicts whatever their nature.

“Algeria, since its hard-won independence in July 1962, has remained fully committed to those three major principles”, he underscored.

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