The President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi E.K.Masisi, stressed in his remarks before the African Union Summit on Silencing the Guns, delivered Sunday by Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Honourable Dr. Lemogang Kwape, that “the Africa We Want” will remain a dream as long as Western Sahara have not attained full independence.
“I am confident that we all know that the dream of “the Africa We Want” will remain just a dream as long as the people of Western Sahara have not attained their full independence and self-determination. Botswana wishes to reiterate its unwavering support for the liberation of Western Sahara,” President Masisi emphasised.
He indicated that Botswana “condemns in the strongest terms the recent attacks on peaceful Saharawi demonstrators in their own country, which has led to the current renewed armed conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco.”
He further stressed that Africans “can never enjoy real peace and security in Africa when a fellow member of the African Union continues to endure long years of suffering, turmoil and oppression at the behest of another Member State. We will continue to call on the international community to redouble the efforts to right the wrong that continue torment the peace-loving Saharawi people.”