sábado, 21 de março de 2009

POLISARIO representative in Denmark received by Socialist People’s Party (SF) officials

POLISARIO Front’s Deputy Representative in Denmark, Abba Malainin, was received today at the Headquarters of the Danish Socialist People’s Party by Mr. Serdal Benli, Member of the International Committee of (SF) and Ms. Inge Duus Hjortlund, International Secretary of the same party.

The meeting was an occasion to highlight the latest developments of the issue of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

The Saharawi Diplomat briefed the Danish politicians about the recent visit of the new UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross to North Africa and other Capitals for the sake of restarting the 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 discussions also centred on the recent reports published by the European Parliament Ad-hoc delegation, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that unveiled the grave human rights violations in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara.

The talks also tackled the Moroccan government attempts of genocide against the Saharawi civilians in 1975 - 1976 and its actual policies for another attempt of cultural genocide in the occupied territories to abolish the Saharawi identity. Moreover, as consequence of this policy the Saharawis became a minority in their own land.

The Saharawi diplomat focused also on the illegality of the inclusion of Western Sahara in any European Union (EU) agreement with Morocco; since Western Sahara is considered by the UN as Non-autonomous Territory and that, the UN does not recognize the Sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara.

It is to be recalled that the Member of the European Parliament from the Danish Socialist People’s Party, Ms. Margrete Auken has said during the EU-Morocco negotiations of the Fisheries Agreement 2006 that : "EU - and Denmark - can not on the one hand support the UN’s criticism on Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara and simultaneously, on the other hand, make a fisheries agreement with Morocco that totally ignores Western Sahara’s rights to their own resources".

The Danish Socialist People’s Party is an important party in the opposition in Denmark and has 23 seats in the Parliament (Folketinget) out of 179 seats.

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