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Caracas, 22 March 2023 (SPS) – The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Venezuela signed eleven (11) cooperation agreements in different sectors, sanctioning the talks of Sahrawi President, Brahim Ghali and Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
During his state visit to Venezuela, President Ghali held Tuesday one-on-one talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, subsequently extended to delegations from both countries.
The talks culminated in the signing of 11 cooperation agreements between SADR and Venezuela in different sectors including higher and basic education, culture, health, agriculture and water.
The agreements signed also cover the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and special passports, in addition to the signing of a political memorandum on strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two parties.
Speaking at the end of the signing ceremony of the agreements, President Maduro indicated that the agreement in the education sector provides internships for university positions for hundreds of students from the SADR who will soon arrive in Venezuela.
For his part, the President of the Republic affirmed that this state visit “has an added value because it coincides with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries”.
“Our peoples are working to strengthen this relationship through this fruitful official visit, not only through these important agreements between the two parties, but also through Venezuela’s commitment to intensify solidarity and support for the just cause of the Sahrawi people.”
The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, began Sunday a state visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the invitation of its President, Mr. Nicolás Maduro.
The President of the Republic is accompanied by an important delegation comprising members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Sidati and Fatima al-Mahdi, respectively Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, as well as the Adviser to the Presidency of the Republic, Abdati Breirika, the Ambassador in charge of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mohamed Zroug and ambassador to Venezuela, Mohamed Salem Rgueibi.
Venezuela recognized the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as an independent state in August 1980 and in December 1982 the two countries established diplomatic relations, it should be recalled.