Bir Lehlu, February 16, 2019 (SPS) - Head of Sahrawi Petroleum and Mining Authority, Dr. Ghali Zubeir, on Saturday announced the signing of an agreement with Australian Resources Limited company, to explore for minerals in the liberated Sahrawi territories.
The agreement grants four licenses for mineral exploration covering an area of 8000 km2 in the southeast of the Sahrawi Republic, targeting discovery of iron, gold, uranium and other minerals.
In a statement on Saturday to the Sahrawi News Agency (SPS), Dr. Ghali Zubeir confirmed that this agreement comes as part of the revision and amendment to the previous agreements in the liberated region of Tiris.
He added that the signing of these agreements shows the importance of this region in the light of the positive results achieved in the field of mineral exploration in the liberated territories of the Sahrawi Republic, and in the light of the gains made in the legal battle, which at each time emphasized the sovereignty of the Sahrawi people over their natural wealth. (SPS)