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UPND government renews its support for Morocco Reversing 2019 PF Decision to Cut Ties

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Zambia has renewed its support for Morocco over Western Sahara.

Minister of Justice and Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Mulambo Haimbe conveyed his country’s position on Friday as he visited Rabat, where he held discussions with senior officials – including Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.

Mr Haimbe emphasized the relevance of the Moroccan autonomy plan as the only “credible, serious and realistic” solution.

In a joint statement at the end of the meeting, Mr. Haimbe said his country fully supports the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as the only credible, serious, and realistic solution to the Sahara dispute.

He also renewed Zambia’s support for the UN-led political process, which he described as the most viable and realistic framework to achieve a feasible, practical, and sustainable solution to the decades-old territorial dispute.

In 2019, then Zambian foreign minister Henry Kalaba announced the country’s decision to cut off diplomatic ties with Western Sahara, in a move that shocked the diplomatic community.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Most African countries are not in support of Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara… but the USA supports that hence all its satellite countries will support it.

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    • What are you reporting? Be clear. The report is half-baked. The PF are the ones who reversed Zambia’s position. All along Zambia with other African countries had supported the Polisario front’s fight for freedom with Algeria in the forefront. Morocco which wants Western Sahara’s unexplored oil reserves and phosphates, got angry with us all and even left the OAU in 1984 and wanted to join the EU.
      They failed and then started bribing African governments including Zambia under PF as they rejoined the AU in 2017. In short Morocco has colonised Western Sahara and wants to continue so the equally corrupt UPND is just perpetuating colonialism. However, the AU still recognises Western Sahara as an independent member.

  2. Was this decision deliberated by the Zambian parliament or it was unilaterally made by the UPND govt? What is the AU position on this matter?

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  3. the headline is misleading. The content is difference…
    “”in 2019, then Zambian foreign minister Henry Kalaba announced the country’s decision to cut off diplomatic ties with Western Sahara,”” meaning the support Morocco …..

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    “”UPND government renews its support for Morocco Reversing 2019 PF Decision to Cut Ties'” Zambia never cut ties with Morocco

    • Poor reporting. Unfortunately these half-baked reports are now a staple food in Zambia. The media is making us malnourished in information

    • Poor reporting. Unfortunately these half-baked reports are now a staple food in Zambia. The media is starving the nation making us malnourished in information

  4. Well. these are the graduates coming out of our colleges and universities. When other universities refuse to accept these types of graduates and their half-baked qualifications, we cry foul. Our educational system needs a complete overhaul. Maybe we should consider radical measures such as bringing in well-seasoned teachers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Kenya to re-educate our teachers. Or re-call retired teachers who graduated in the 70 and 80s? We are beginning to reproduce after our own kind – incompetents begetting incompetents.

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