Saturday, March 11, 2006

Commemoration of the Saharawi Republic's 30th anniversary in liberated territories of Western Sahara
Tifariti (liberated territories), 27/02/2005 The festivities that mark the 30th anniversiy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic started Monday in Tifariti under the presidency of the President of the Saharawi Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, with the presence of many official delegations who came to affirm their support to he decolonisation of the Western Sahara, which is militarily occupied since 1975 by the Kingdom of Morocco.
Battalions from the 7 Saharawi military regions opened the celebrations with parades, before an important Saharawi audience coming from the different Saharawi refugee camps, who crossed hundreds kilometres to commemorate this anniversary.
In the official platform was noticed the presence of two Algerian Ministers, Mohamed Cherif Abass, Minister of the Moudjahidines and Abdelkader Messahel, Minister in Charge of African and Maghreb Affairs, in addition to high responsibles and Ambassadors of the Governments of South Africa, Tanzania, Angola, Kenya, Guinea Bissau, Cuba, Nigeria, Mauritania and East Timor.
Many other imminent guests coming from the different continents were also present to the festivities, mainly representatives of political parties, Parliaments, Mayors, NGOs, civil society and Medias, who came to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Saharawi Republic, which was proclaimed in February the 27th 1976 in Bir Lehlu after the hurried withdrawal of the Spanish coloniser.
The activities of this morning were concluded by a speech of the President of the Saharawi Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, while another still military parade is planed for this afternoon, and will be followed by the destruction of a part of Polisario Front's stocks anti-personal mines, the organisers said. (SPS)

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