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Lesotho freezes recognition of «SADR»

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The Kingdom of Lesotho. / Ph. DR

On Friday, October 4, Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, froze its recognition of «the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)», The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Maseru «supports the UN-led political process» and prefers to observe «positive neutrality» when it comes to regional and international meetings.

The decision of Lesotho comes after Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita phoned his Lesotho counterpart Lesego Makgothi. The two ministers met in New York on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

This decision was preceded by the visit of the South African country’s finance minister to Morocco in July. Moeketsi Majoro was among the members of an African delegation that traveled to Tangier and Casablanca.

For the record, Lesotho recognized «SADR» in 1985. Before announcing its decision taken this Friday, the kingdom was a big supporter of the Polisario and the South African Development Community (SADC).

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