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The African Union (AU) Chairperson and the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, has called for tranquillity over growing tension between Western Sahara and Morocco, caused by a dispute on the buffer zone.

Ramaphosa, in a statement issued on Thursday, urged Western Sahara and Morocco to ease the tension between them and negotiate.

He further called on all parties to uphold the Settlement Plan, which provides for “a cease-fire” and the holding of a referendum for the people of Western Sahara to exercise their right to self-determination.

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Ramaphosa called on the United Nation’s Secretary-General to urgently appoint a Special Envoy to the Western Saraha to address all the underlying causes of tensions and assist with finding lasting peace in that region.

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