CJEU decision, "resounding political defeat" for Morocco

Paris, December 23, 2016 (SPS) -The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) excluding Western Sahara from the agreements signed with Morocco, is "resounding political defeat" for Morocco and its legal and political consequences "are huge," Algeria's ambassador to the European Union (EU) Amar Belani.

"This decision a resounding political defeat for Morocco and its huge legal and political consequences," he said in an interview to Afrique Asie published on Friday, stressing that "the Western Sahara has a distinct and separate territory and Morocco has no sovereignty over it."

"This important decision is enforceable and opposable" to the European institutions and EU members, he said, stressing Morocco has to be considered as an occupying power.

As regards Algeria's relations with the EU, Belani stated they are "strong and promising."

"These well-anchored relations are immune to the wishes of all those who try, in vain, to complicate them with the illusory view to isolating Algeria in its regional environment," Balani affirmed SPS