Asturias Parliament calls on companies not to contribute to Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara (Press)

Asturias, 05 May 2017 (SPS) - The General Assembly of the Principality of Asturias urged Friday European, Spanish and Asturias companies to “cease activities that may favor the perpetuation of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and the exploitation of its natural resources,” in a resolution adopted during its plenary session. 

According to the resolution adopted, Asturias Parliament expressed its "concern" about the exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara by European companies, which "contradicts international and European laws." The General Assembly recalled the "illegality" of any commercial activity in Western Sahara without the consent of the Saharawi people.

Therefore, it calls for compliance with the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 21 December 2016 in which "established that the association and liberalization agreements between Morocco and the European Union do not apply to the territory of Western Sahara ".

Finally, the Asturias Parliament also calls for a self-determination referendum to end the conflict in Western Sahara. (SPS)

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