7th National youth meeting of Portugal, Lisbon
The Secretary General of UJSARIO (Sahrawi youth organization) and a
representative of AFAPREDESA greeted participants in a Sahrawi tent
erected at the site of the meeting. The assembly adopted two motions
on Western Sahara. The first stated the Portuguese youth movement's
support for the Sahrawi people and its youth. The second expressed
support for the referendum campaign and, in the immediate term,
participation in the "Vacation of Peace" action in which Sahrawi
children will have a vacation outside of the refugee camps this
summer. During a joint meeting of UJSARIO, the Spanish and Portuguese
youth councils and RENETIL (East Timor student resistance),
collaborative projects to participate in observer missions were
discussed (a self-determination referendum in East Timor is scheduled
for August 8, 1999).
AFAPREDESA's year 2000 campaign
The Campaign 2000 to free Sahrawi prisoners was launched following
events held in solidarity with the Sahrawi disappeared, organized by
the Baleares section of Amnesty International, the Baleares
association for solidarity with the Sahrawi people and AFAPREDESA.
The campaign will include sending post cards to Moroccan and Spanish
authorities calling on them to respect international conventions, and
interventions at the UN calling on it to demand prompt application of
clauses to the Peace Plan regarding political and war prisoners. To
participate in the campaign, contact AFAPREDESA, C/ Jose Ortega y
Gasset Nº77-2ºA Tél.: ++ 34 914023204 - 917980807,
Fax: 914028499 E-mail:
A Moroccan delegation met with the HCR in Geneva to discuss the issue
of Sahrawi refugee repatriation.
A Saharawi delegation participated to the meeting of the Swiss
Socialist Party at Neuchâtel. In his speach Mr Malainine
Saddick, minister counsellor to the presidency, remembered the
history of the Saharawi people and the actual situation . He appealed
to Switzerland to continue acting in favour of the implementation of
the peace process. He also encountered briefly the Swiss Government
President Mrs Ruth Dreyfuss and the leader of the Swiss Socialist
Party Mrs Ursula Koch.
Mohamed Guedira, governor of Rabat, will be Ambassador to London.
Fassi Fihri, former Secretary general of Foreign Ministry will be
Ambassador to Washington.
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