Republic of Zimbabwe Vice-President Joice Mujuru welcomes Mohamed Cheij Saleh, Ambassador to Zimbabwe from the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Acting President meets two envoys
January 31, 2014
Kuwait’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Ahmed Al Jeeran, and his Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic counterpart Mr Mohamed Cheij Saleh yesterday paid courtesy calls on Acting President Joice Mujuru at her Munhumutapa Offices.The two envoys conveyed messages of solidarity and commitment of their governments to work with Harare.
Ambassador Al Jeeran hailed the sound relations between Harare and Kuwait City. Speaking to journalists after the closed-door meeting, Ambassador Al Jeeran said he was confident that Zimbabwe would successfully implement its new economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset).
“We talked about the relations between Kuwait and Zimbabwe. Kuwait is keen to assist Zimbabwe to succeed and we are confident that Zim-Asset will be a success,” he said.
Ambassador Saleh said he briefed Acting President Mujuru on the continued occupation of Saharawi by Morocco. SADR remains the only country in Africa that is still a colony, ironically under the rule of another African country.
“I had the honour to be received by the Acting President and I conveyed to her the gratitude of the Saharawi president and to the people of Zimbabwe,” he said.
“I informed her about the recent developments on colonisation of Saharawi which is the last colony in Africa. Morocco continued its brutal and repressive practices on Saharawi civilians for the demand of application of the Charter of the United Nations,” he said.
He said Morocco was plundering Saharawi’s natural resources. Ambassador Saleh said Acting President Mujuru had assured him of Zimbabwe’s continued for Saharawi’s total independence.
Saharawi is an AU member and its sovereign status is recognised by more than 80 countries worldwide. Morocco pulled out of the AU, then the Organisation of African Unity, in the early 1980s after the continental bloc recognised SADR’s independence and membership.