The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Republic of Peru announced Thursday in a joint statement the resumption of their diplomatic relations.
“The governments of the Republic of Peru and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, in accordance with the principles and objectives set forth in the Charter of the Nations and the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, agreed on 8 September 2021 to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries,” the joint statement read.
“The governments of the Republic of Peru and the Saharawi Republic reaffirm their respect for international law and the principle of self-determination of peoples, in accordance with the principle of sovereign equality of States as a basis for respect for national sovereignty, peace, security and cooperation in international relations,” the two countries underlined.
The announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the SADR and Peru coincides with the visit of the Sahrawi head of diplomacy, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in Lima where he was received by the Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, conveying a message from the Saharawi president, Brahim Ghali.
The Saharawi MFA also met his Peruvian counterpart, Oscar Maurtua, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and issues of common interest.