Sahrawi Peace Movement celebrates its first anniversary

The Saharawi political formation, dissident from the Polisario Front, organises a conference a year after its formation
Movimiento Saharaui para la Paz

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On the occasion of the first anniversary of its Founding Congress, the Sahrawi Movement for Peace (MSP) organised a meeting in the city of El-Ayoune, Sakia El-Hamra. Hundreds of activists, supporters and guests attended the commemorative event during which numerous interventions and speeches took place in the framework of a high-level political debate.

Members of the Political Directorate, human rights activists and observers paraded on the speakers' rostrum to highlight the importance of the event and to outline the achievements of the first year of the MSP's existence. The strong implantation of the new political force among the Saharawi population both inside and outside the territory was emphasised, as well as its actions abroad and its projection in the media.

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The programme of activities also included a number of musical performances by local groups. A documentary film was also shown, describing the context in which the SPM came into being and the reasons that led to its formation.

At the end of the meeting, an appeal on behalf of the Movement was read out to all Saharawis and the international community, summarising the latest developments in the Western Sahara issue and the challenges ahead for the Movement.