Mexico–Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic relations

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Mexican–Sahrawi relations
Map indicating locations of Mexico and Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic


Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Mexico–Sahrawi Republic relations refers to the current and historical relations between the United Mexican States and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). Mexico recognized SADR in 8 September 1979,[1] formal diplomatic relations were established in the same month,[2] during the José López Portillo government.

Diplomatic relations[edit]

President Mohamed Abdelaziz attending the inauguration ceremony of President Enrique Peña Nieto; 2012

On 15 February 2001, a Sahrawi embassy was opened in Mexico City,[3] while the Mexican embassy in Algiers had been accredited to the SADR since the early 1980s.[4]


  • Sahrawi president Mohamed Abdelaziz visited Mexico from 29 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. He was on official visit to took part at the inauguration ceremony of the new president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.[5][6][7]
  • Sahrawi Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Salem Salek visited Mexico in March 2013, meeting his counterpart José Antonio Meade at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.[8]

The present[edit]

Mexico in December 2012 reiterated willingness to strengthen relations with the Sahrawi republic.[9]


  1. ^ "States recognizing the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic" (in Arabic). Official Website of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Las Relaciones México y la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática" (in Spanish). Embajada de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática en México. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Representaciones Diplomáticas acreditada en México - República Árabe Saharaui Democrática" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  4. ^ Manuel Ostos (1981-03-03). "México, Cuba y Nicaragua acreditan embajadores ante la RASD". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  5. ^ "President heads to Mexico to attend inauguration of Enrique Pena Nieto". Sahara Press Service. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  6. ^ "President arrives in Mexico for inauguration of new Mexican President-elect". Sahara Press Service. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  7. ^ "President of Republic concludes official visit to Mexico". Sahara Press Service. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  8. ^ "FM received by his Mexican counterpart". Sahara Press Service. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Mexico reiterates willingness to strengthen relations with SADR". Sahara Press Service. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-31.