Kenya revokes its recognition of the pseudo “SADR”, after the Sovereign’s message to Ruto

A joint communiqué, passages of which were made public by the website of the State House of the Republic of Kenya (State House), following the delivery, on Wednesday, of a message from HM the King to the Chief of the Kenyan State, indicates that “the Republic of Kenya has decided to revoke its recognition of the pseudo + SADR + and to initiate the steps for the closure of its representation in the country.”

“Out of respect for the principle of territorial integrity and non-interference, Kenya gives its full support to the serious and credible autonomy plan proposed by the Kingdom of Morocco, as a unique solution based on the territorial integrity of Morocco, ” to resolve this dispute, underlines the joint press release.

“Kenya supports the United Nations framework as the exclusive mechanism to achieve a lasting and permanent political solution to the dispute over the Sahara issue,” the same source added.

In His message, HM King Mohammed VI congratulates Mr. William Samoei Ruto on his election as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya and welcomes the successful completion of democratic elections in the country in August 2022, stressing that these deadlines consolidate the position of Kenya as a beacon country in terms of democracy at the continental level.

The Sovereign further welcomes the promise of the Kenyan President to strengthen and deepen the current bilateral relations between his country and various states in Africa and elsewhere.

For his part, Mr. William Ruto expressed his willingness and commitment to work with the Sovereign to strengthen relations between the two countries, hailing the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in promoting policies of tolerance and accommodation at the level of the Maghreb region, as well as its contribution to world peace and security.

The two countries are committed to raising their bilateral diplomatic relations to the level of strategic partnership in the next 6 months, the statement said, adding that the Republic of Kenya is committed to opening its Embassy in Rabat.

Similarly, it was agreed to immediately accelerate economic, trade and social relations between the two countries, particularly in the areas of fishing and agriculture and food security (import of fertilizers).

It also includes the areas of health, tourism, renewable energy, security collaboration, as well as cultural, religious and people-to-people exchanges.

The Royal message was delivered by a delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita.


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