Algerian Parliamentary delegation to take part in EUCOCO Conference in Paris

Algiers, Oct 21, 2017 (SPS) –An Algerian parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of the Commission on foreign affairs, cooperation and the national community abroad at the People's National Assembly (Lower House) Abdelhamid Si Afif will take part in the 42nd European Coordinating Conference of Support to the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO 2017), scheduled for 21-22 October in Paris, said the Assembly in a communiqué.

An international parliamentary meeting themed "Decolonization of Western Sahara: What role for Europe" will take place at the French National Assembly on the initiative of MP Jean Paule Lecoq.

Many EU MPs and ambassadors of Africa, Europe and Latin America will attend the conference.

MPs, lawyers and experts in international law will hold plenary sessions and workshops on four main themes: the political situation, the construction of the Sahrawi state in exile, natural resources and human rights. Each session will culminate in a general debate.

The works will culminate in the adoption of many proposals including the setting up of a human rights monitoring group, broadening the MINURSO mission and the setting up of a monitoring group that works in collaboration with the organization in charge of monitoring Western Sahara's resources. (SPS)