THE VISIT OF THE KING OF MOROCCO HAS NOT RESULTED IN ZAMBIA’S WITHDRAWAL OF RECOGNITION OF THE SAHARAWI ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC SAYS GOVERNMENT

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted claims circulating in some sections of the media suggesting that the Visit of the King of Morocco has resulted in Zambia’s withdrawal of recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

The Ministry says that contrary to recent Media reports, the Visit of the King of Morocco has not resulted in Zambia’s withdrawal of recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Publuc Relations Officer Dorcas Chileshe has emphasised Zambia’s support to the efforts of the United Nations to achieve a final solution to the regional dispute on Western Sahara.

Chileshe says in this regard, and as Zambia’s renowned tradition, the country is willing to effectively contribute, constructively, to these efforts, through a position of neutrality by engaging the relevant parties and maintaining active dialogue.

“Further, Zambia views the return of Morocco to the African Union as an opportunity for the continental family to bring this longstanding matter to an amicable resolution in the African spirit of consesus, dialogue and mutual respect,” Chileshe has said.

“The Ministry would like to assure the general public that the Communiqué released on Saturday 25th February 2017 remains the summary of the outcome of the Royal Visit of His Majesty the King of Morocco.”

Below is the press release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to confirm that, contrary to recent Media reports, the Visit of the King of Morocco has not resulted in Zambia’s withdrawal of recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

The Ministry would like to emphasise that Zambia supports the efforts of the United Nations to achieve a final solution to the regional dispute on Western Sahara. In this regard, and as is our renowned tradition, Zambia is willing to effectively contribute, constructively, to these efforts, through a position of neutrality by engaging the relevant parties and maintaining active dialogue.

Further, Zambia views the return of Morocco to the African Union as an opportunity for the continental family to bring this longstanding matter to an amicable resolution in the African spirit of consesus, dialogue and mutual respect.

The Ministry would like to assure the general public that the Communiqué released on Saturday 25th February 2017 remains the summary of the outcome of the Royal Visit of His Majesty the King of Morocco.

Dorcas Ilunga Chileshe
Public Relations Officer

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