Establishment of a Mauritanian-Sahrawi parliamentary friendship group

Nouakchott, June 23, 2015 (SPS) - The parliamentary group of friendship with the Saharawi people has just been established within the Mauritanian National Assembly by Decree No. 45 of June 11 2015, consists of an Bureau of 6 members and a general assembly.

The group aims to revive and strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two peoples, Saharawi and Mauritanian, and promote support for the just Saharawi cause and respect for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, according to officials of the group.

 It also aims to support the right of the Saharawi people for freedom and impose respect for human rights in Western Sahara.

The group is composed of deputies of various Mauritanian political parties and all regions of the country also seek to raise public awareness and policy makers in Mauritania around the justice of the Saharawi cause. (SPS)