El Salvador Withdraws its Recognition of Polisario’s so-called SADR

Bourita and Nayib Bukele
Morocco’s foreign minister Bourita in a meeting with El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele

El Salvador has decided to withdraw its recognition of the pseudo “SADR”, and support the territorial integrity of Morocco, announced last Saturday the Salvadoran government.

The announcement was made during the official of Morocco’s foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, to El Salvador.

“The Government of El Salvador informs the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco of its decision to withdraw its recognition of” SADR “and to break all contact with this entity.”

The Salvadoran Government made the announcement in a joint statement signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Nasser Bourita and his Salvadoran counterpart Alexandra Hill Tinoco, in the presence of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele.

“This decision will be notified to the United Nations and the relevant regional organizations,” said the joint statement.

Similarly, “the Government of El Salvador supports the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and its national sovereignty, as well as its initiative of autonomy as the only solution to this regional dispute”, concludes the joint communiqué.

The decision comes less than two weeks after El Salvador President said he was country was in the process of reconsidering its ties to the Polisario and its recognition of the so-called Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

El Salvador’s decision is a new setback for the Polisario whose leadership has long lobbied latin and central American countries to support its claims to establish an independent state in southern Morocco.

El Salvador’s President, who is very active on social media, posted a Tweet about the decision, saying it’s the right decision for his country to stop recognizing a country that does exist.

“From this day, El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations with the Polisario Front and no longer recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic,” he said.

“It is the right decision for el Salvador. We stop recognizing a country that does not exist, we strengthen our ties with the Kingdom of Morocco and we open the doors of the Arab world,” he added.