Madrid, 27 November 2023 (SPS) - Carmelo Ramírez, president of the Coordination of Spanish associations in solidarity with the Sahrawi people, expressed on Sunday the commitment of Spanish associations to make the 47th conference of the European Coordination for Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), scheduled for December 1st and 2nd in Toledo, Spain, a decisive turning point towards the realization of its slogan "Independence is the only solution."
"The 47th EUCOCO conference will be a decisive turning point in the development of clear programs and plans, in order to accompany the Sahrawi people and their just cause until the application of international law and the achievement of the Sahrawis' legitimate rights, namely freedom and independence," Ramírez said in a statement.
He also mentioned that "the new edition of EUCOCO will address the Sahrawi issue from a legal perspective in order to denounce, on the one hand, the practices of the Moroccan occupier in the occupied Sahrawi territories, and on the other hand, to expose its contempt and blatant violation of its international obligations."
In the same context, the president of the Spanish associations indicated that this 47th edition of Eucoco will also be a stopover to highlight, during workshops, the relentless struggle of the Sahrawis to achieve their independence and support them in many areas and sectors.
Finally, he affirmed that this conference will be an opportunity to once again put pressure on the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, in order to reverse his decision regarding the conflict in the Western Sahara, which is in total contradiction with international law and the historical, moral and political commitments of Spain to the Sahrawi people.
The EUCOCO conference, which has become a flagship event and an essential meeting for the European solidarity movement with the Sahrawi people, will see the participation of numerous delegates from across the European continent and other countries, Sahrawi delegations, representatives of European institutions and parties, academics, and jurists.