Belgian Committee of support to Sahrawi People reiterates its opposition to any agreement including Western Sahara

Brussels, July 3, 2016 (SPS) - The Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People reiterated Saturday its support to the respect of these people’s fundamental rights, reaffirming its opposition to any agreement between the European Union (EU) and Morocco which includes the territories of Western Sahara.

“The Belgian Committee of support to Sahrawi people reaffirms its support to the respect of the Sahrawi people’s fundamental rights and expresses no objection to EU/Morocco agreements respectful of the territorial boundaries,” said the source in a communiqué issued following a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Belgium’s support to the conclusions of the EU Council in the appeal on the decision of the Court of Justice concerning the cancellation of the EU/Morocco agricultural agreements.

The head of the Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People Pierre Galand reaffirmed, on the occasion, his support to the EU/Morocco partnerships “provided that they are concluded in the geographical boundaries of Morocco.”

“We are questioning the territorial expansion of the Moroccan territory as part of these agreements,” he said, underlining that the “international law and the commercial law must prevail.”

After learning about Belgium’s support to the conclusions of the EU Council in the appeal on the decision of the Court of Justice concerning the cancellation of the EU/Morocco agricultural agreements on 10 December 2015, the Belgian Committee of Support to the Sahrawi People asked for an appointment at Foreign Affairs Ministry to enquire about the reasons behind this position. (SPS)

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