domingo, 15 de fevereiro de 2009

POLISARIO representative in Denmark received by high figure of opposition party

POLISARIO Front’s Deputy Representative in Denmark, Abba Malainin, was received Last Thursday at the Headquarters of the Danish Parliament (FOLKETINGET) by the Danish MP and Spokesman of the Social Democratic Party in the Parliament, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft to brief him about the latest developments of the question of Western Sahara, the last Colony in Africa.

Mr. Mogens Lykketoft is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and a former Leader of the Danish Social Democratic Party. His party is the biggest party of opposition in Denmark and has 46 seats in the actual Parliament, a press release by the Saharawi representation indicated.

The Saharawi Diplomat highlighted the UN peace process, POLISARIO’s Proposition Plan to resolve the issue of Western Sahara, the expected visit to the region of the new Representative of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Christopher Ross and the fifth round of negotiations between POLISARIO FRONT and Morocco, the aim of these negotiations, as defined by the UN Security Council, is to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, which respects the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people.

The talks also tackled the grave human rights violations in the occupied territories, the latest Report of Human Rights Watch and the visit of the Ad - Hoc Delegation of the European Parliament to Western Sahara, that since 2005, the Moroccan authorities, have tried all means to prevent its visit to the occupied territories of Western Sahara where repression on a daily basis is perpetuated against the Saharawi population.

The discussions also centred on the illegal exploitation and plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara by Morocco and foreign Companies, which became political actors that reap profits from the conflict. While Morocco finances the occupation by usurping the country’s resources.

The Saharawi Diplomat emphasized on the illegality of the inclusion of the Territory of Western Sahara in the two Agreements between the European Union and Morocco; the Fisheries Agreement of 2006 and the Advanced Status for Cooperation 2008 on the basis that Western Sahara is classified by the UN as Non-autonomous Territory and that the UN does not recognize the Sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara. These agreements might send the wrong signals to Morocco to continue her occupation and to escalate the violations of human rights in occupied Western Sahara, the same source stressed.

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