Solidarity with Sahrawi people: Algerian parliamentary delegation proposes creating inter-parliamentary commission

Paris, Oct 22, 2017 (SPS) - The Algerian parliamentary delegation, participating Friday in the meeting on Western Sahara at the French National Assembly, proposed the creation of a permanent inter-parliamentary commission of solidarity with the Sahrawi people.

“We propose the creation of a permanent inter-parliamentary commission of solidarity with the Sahrawi people, made up of parliamentarians supporting the Sahrawi cause,” affirmed the head of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Immigration at the People’s National Assembly Abdelhamid Si Afif, who was leading the Algerian parliamentary delegation in the meeting.

“This commission, whose chairmanship was proposed to French deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq,” he underlined in his speech, “will meet every year on the sidelines of the holding of the European Coordinating Conference of Support to the Sahrawi people (EUCOCO) to assess the parliamentary action and decide on any strategy likely to speed up a fair and lasting settlement process in Western Sahara.”

For the head of the Algerian parliamentary delegation, made up of six deputies and five senators, it is up to parliamentarians to help the Sahrawis and combine their efforts so that the movement of solidarity with the Sahrawi people “develops and strengthens” to allow these people, deprived from freedom, to determine their destiny.” (SPS)

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