El Salvador has been supporting Polisario’s “independence” claims since 1989 when it recognized the self-proclaimed SADR.
The Republic of El Salvador issued a statement through its foreign affairs ministry, emphasizing that new President Nayib Bukele is reviewing the country’s position on Western Sahara and is considering its “diplomatic relations” with the self-proclaimed SADR.
“Once the evaluations are concluded, the government of El Salvador will inform the international community of its decision in this regard,” the statement added.
The statement comes less than a week after Bukele was sworn in as new President of El Salvador. . The leader of the separatist group, Ibrahim Ghali, attended the inaugural ceremony.
El Salvador has been supporting Polisario’s “independence” claims since 1989 when it recognized the self-proclaimed SADR
Committing to usher his country in a “new era,” Bukele, has vowed to overcome all crises hindering the development of his country, including corruption, mass migration to the US, and poverty.
Bukele started his mission by firing officials via Twitter. In a tweet, the former mayor of San Salvador said “Cel president William Granadino is ordered to remove Claudia Sanchez Billata, daughter of former president Sanchez Ceren, from her position. Do not hire a replacement,” he said.
He also fired several other officials, including relatives of the former president and members of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front.
Bukele’s decision to sack former officials linked to his predecessor suggests that he might also change his country’s foreign policy, including with regards to the Polisario.