Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Nora Cortinas lead the act for 50 years of the Polisario Front in Argentina

Buenos Aires (Argentina) 5/21/2023. The 50th anniversary of the first armed action of the Polisario Front against Spanish colonialism (1973-2023) was celebrated this Saturday, May 20, at the headquarters of FAGRA, the Federation of Galician Associations of the Argentine Republic.

May 20, 1973 The Saharawi Liberation Movement is the baptism of fire of the Polisario Front, which was born only 10 days earlier, on May 10, and is the most emblematic revolutionary and patriotic achievement for the people of Western Sahara.

The panel of speakers featured two eminent international fighters for human rights: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize winner; and Nora Cortinas, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Association – co-founder of Founding Line; Both historical defenders of the self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people.

for Argentine recognition of the SADR

Speakers highlighted the importance of May 20 in the struggle of the Saharawi people, their unconditional support for the Polisario Front and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, while advocating for Argentina to be included among the 84 countries in the world that recognize the republic .

In this regard, he undertook to take appropriate steps with the Argentine government to obtain official recognition of the SADR and to establish diplomatic relations between the Sahrawi and Argentine states, as other Latin American countries have already done.

The representative of the Polisario Front in Argentina, Mohammed Ali Ali Salem, also spoke on the panel, which took stock of the history and achievements of this national liberation movement, the sole and legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people.

He stressed the importance of his people’s struggle in the diplomatic field, to get Argentina to recognize the Sahrawi state; And I announce that in the next few days, together with Nora Cortinas and Pérez Esquivel, they will make the official delivery to the National Government of Argentina of a manifesto requesting recognition of the SADR by the Republic of Argentina.

Argentina and Galicia for a free resort

The commemorative program for this Sahrawi homeland date included Norberto Gonzalo and Mercedes Torre (dramatic readings) and a poetry reading on the struggle of the Sahrawi people by Pablo Roviz and Dan Kraljen (musicians).

Added to the cultural offer was a staged Saharawi dance by the Tuiza Argentine group; Estrupel, a Galician dance group; Duas Berras, group of bagpipes; and Gruppo do Mileno, singer.

Brahim Galli, president of the SADR and general secretary of the Polisario Front, sent an audiovisual message for the occasion, as did other Galician and Argentine personalities, such as Yolanda Castaño, author; Ana Ponton, BNG, National Spokesperson of the Galician Nationalist Bloc; actress Esther Gorris; writer Attilio Borrone; Singer-songwriters Ignacio Copani and Leon Gieco, who, in addition to the greeting, performed a song to pay tribute to the struggle of the Sahrawi people.

As a closing activity, the Presidential Award was presented to Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Nora Cortinas for their unconditional support of the Polisario Front and the SADR, sent from Western Sahara by Brahim Ghali, Secretary General of the Polisario Front and President of the Sahrawi State.

Similarly, another 30 entities were awarded the distinction by the representation of the Polisario Front in Argentina for their selfless work in support and support of the Sahrawi Republic.

Various groups and symbolic figures from human rights, academics, party representatives, farmers and media participated in the event. SPS/099/090 SPS correspondent from Argentina.

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