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Zimbabwe urges AU and UN to end the suffering of Saharawis

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on the AU and UN to pay efforts towards the end of the Saharawi people’s suffering from the Moroccan occupation, in his speech before the AU 14th Extraordinary Summit on Silencing the Guns, held yesterday via video conference.

“The continued denial of the fundamental right to self determination for the people of Western Sahara is a threat to peace and security of the Government.

“We urge the AU as well as the United Nations to assert their roles and silence the guns in Western Sahara and end the untold suffering of the Saharawi people,” said President Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe joined other countries in supporting and welcoming the proposal to extend the tenure of the implementation of the African Union Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa to another decade (2021-2030).

President Mnangagwa also considered that “it is critical that we reduce reliance on external funding and enhance the AU’s capacity to independently execute its security-related operations.

“In addition, our regional blocs should be encouraged to swiftly deal with the growing threats of terrorism and other cross-border criminal activities,” said President Mnangagwa. – SPS

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