WINDHOEK, 16 MAY – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek paid a courtesy visit to President Hage Geingob on Monday.
The purpose of the visit was for Ould Salek to brief Geingob on developments around the question of self-determination for the Sahrawi people, according to a media statement issued by State House on Monday.
In the meeting, the president and foreign affairs minister commended the work of United Nations Special Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Köhler.
Geingob also called on the African Union (AU), the UN Security Council and the International Community to respect the AU’s position and ensure implementation of Security Council Resolutions on Western Sahara.
He further expressed appreciation for the visit by Ould Salek, and reiterated Namibia’s principled stance and solidarity with the Polisaho Front and the people of Western Sahara in their struggle for self-determination.
Ould Salek arrived in the country on Friday and on Saturday, attended Founding President, Sam Nujoma’s birthday at Etunda in the Omusati Region, before departing the country on Monday afternoon.