First Sahrawi Arab Republic Ambassador accredited
Georgetown, GINA, December 11, 2013
His Excellency, Lehebib Abderahaman Didi, appointed as the first Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Ambassador to Guyana was accredited today by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who was performing the duties of President.
The Prime Minister said that the decision to establish relations and accredit a Sahrawi Ambassador were testimony of the Government and the People of Guyana’s support of the ideals and noble objectives of the country.
He said that Guyana fully supports the country’s fight for territorial integrity and sovereignty and to seek to exercise their right to self determination, consistent with the principles and purposes of the charter of the United Nations.
His Excellency, Lehebib Abderahaman Didi, the first Sahrawi Ambassador to Guyana
Prime Minister Hinds is confident that the Ambassador’s appointment will strengthen political cooperation between Guyana and Sahrawi.
He wished the Ambassador a productive and successful tour of duty of Guyana, and expressed Government’s and the people of Guyana’s best wishes to the President and to the progress and prosperity of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Ambassador Didi expressed a sense of pride at being the first Ambassador of his country to Guyana. He said that the Sahrawi people have always looked to Guyana as a strong defender of liberty and democracy and said his presence in the country will contribute to raising awareness for the Sahrawi people in this regard.
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, performing the duties of President greets the newly appointed Sahrawi Ambassador to Guyana His Excellency, Lehebib Abderahaman Didi
The newly appointed Ambassador said his hope is to work closely with the Government and authorities in Guyana to promote, foster and consolidate the friendship and solidarity that have happily existed between the two Governments and their people.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is a partially recognised state that claims sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony. SADR was proclaimed in Bir Lehlou in Western Sahara on February 27, 1976, as the Polisario declared the need for a new entity to fill what they considered a political void left by the departing Spanish colonisers.
A total of 40 states currently maintain diplomatic relations with the SADR.