Barbados has decided to freeze its recognition of the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), proclaimed by the Algeria-backed Polisario separatists in the Moroccan Southern Provinces, the Sahara.

 After being informed of the latest developments in the Sahara, Barbados “has decided to freeze its recognition of the SADR, pending the outcome the negotiation process”, launched in 2007 thanks to Morocco’s autonomy initiative, the Barbados government said in a joint press release, following the working visit of a Moroccan multi-sectoral delegation.

 During this visit, Barbados Foreign Minister, Maxine McClean, also stressed "the will of both sides to deepen their political dialogue and strengthen bilateral cooperation in the economic and technical fields, as part of a south-South partnership."

 Barbados is the sixth country in the Caribbean region to break, over the last two years, diplomatic relations with the puppet entity.