The Peruvian government’s decision comes after a telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his Peruvian counterpart Miguel Angel Rodriguez Mackay.
This is one of the first decisions, in terms of foreign policy, of the new Peruvian Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Rodriguez Mackay, appointed only ten days ago. In a press release from the Peruvian ministry, this Latin American state announces the withdrawal of its recognition of the pseudo “Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic” as well as the severance of relations with this entity.
“In accordance with international law, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and in full respect of the principles of territorial integrity of the Member States of the United Nations (…) the Government of the Republic of Peru values and respects the integrity territory of the Kingdom of Morocco and its national sovereignty, as well as the autonomy plan” proposed as a solution to “this regional dispute”, announced the Peruvian diplomacy.
According to Lima, this decision is motivated by the absence of real cooperative relations between Peru and the said entity as well as the desire of this government to strengthen bilateral relations with Morocco.
Thus, the two Executives agreed on the immediate signing of a multisectoral roadmap covering regular political consultations, effective cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, education, energy, agriculture and fertilizers, the statement concludes.
By this decision, Peru joins other countries of this continent, historically known for its support for the Polisario, having frozen or withdrawn their recognitions of the pseudo “SADR”, including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Paraguay, Guyana, El Salvador and Suriname, which even has a general consulate in Dakhla.