The move is another blow to the Polisario Front as the decision comes a week after El Salvador decided to withdraw its recognition of the separatist group’s self-styled SADR.
Rabat – The government of Barbados has decided to withdraw its recognition of the self proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
The decision comes after seven years of frozen diplomatic ties between Barbados and Polisario.
Barbados government on Friday said in a statement quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that it will continue actions already undertaken by more than 162 countries around the world.
The statement was issued following Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Motelley official visit to Morocco.
“The Government of Barbados calls on all parties to continue, in good faith, the negotiations with a view to maintaining the momentum initiated by the autonomy plan, which is credible, serious and realistic, and to promoting a political solution based on realism and in the spirit of compromise, within the framework of Morocco’s territorial integrity and in accordance with the UN Security Council,” said the statement.
Barbados also recalled Morocco’s commitment to the United Nations-led political process and its full cooperation with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to reach a final and mutually accepted political solution to the Western Sahara conflict.
The decision comes a week after El Salvador decided to withdraw its recognition of the separatist group’s self-styled SADR.