Zambia revoked recognition of Western Sahara because Morocco was planning to recognise Barotseland in return

The outgoing PF government decided to revoke its recognition of Western Sahara (Sahrawi) after discovering that Morocco was planning to hit back by recognising Barotseland as a sovereign state, the Zambian Watchdog has discovered.
Communications seen by the Zambian Watchdog indicates that Morocco was under-taking steps towards officially recognising Barotseland, a move which alarmed the Zambian government forcing President Lungu to send Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba to Morocco to announce Zambia’s revocation of its recognition of Western Sahara.
Zambia recognised Western Sahara five months ago and President Lungu even received credentials from its Ambassador to Zambia Salam El-Mami who now has to go back to his country together with several other diplomats from their Embassy.
Illegal Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba held a press conference in Rabat, Morocco yesterday (Saturday) and announced that Zambia has cut all diplomatic relations with the country fighting for independence from Morocco.
No proper reason was given by the Zambian Minister for the revocation barely five months after the same Kalaba announced the establishment of diplomatic relations with Western Sahara.
During a joint press conference with the Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, Kalaba said that “the Government of the Republic of Zambia decided to withdraw its recognition of the self-proclaimed RASD and cut its diplomatic relations with this entity.”
Kalaba said Zambia expresses its “strong support for the efforts of the United Nations under the auspices of the Security Council and the Secretary General (of the organization) to reach a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara conflict, in line with Security Council resolutions.”
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in West Africa currently being administered by Morocco and recognised by the African Union and several countries.
On February 19, 2016, Edgar Lungu decided to recognize Western Sahara and accused Morocco of colonizing another African country.
Lungu is facing a similar problem with Barotseland and is pretending to ‘sort’ out the issue especially with elections around the corner.

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