Algiers, 3 December 2023 (SPS) - The Algerian parliamentary delegation taking part in the work of the 47th Conference of the European Coordination for the Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (Eucoco), being held in Toledo (Spain), has reaffirmed Algeria's inalienable position in support of the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination. This is a position that President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has constantly emphasized, saying that " Algeria will not abandon the Western Sahara, whatever the cost," according to a press statement issued by the Council of the Nation on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Affairs Committee of the Council of the Nation, Miloud Hanafi, who reaffirmed the Algerian position on behalf of the Algerian Parliament, said that "Algeria will always support the just Sahrawi cause, until the Sahrawi people regain full sovereignty over their territories and wealth."
Meanwhile, he denounced "the premeditated media blackout and the bias against the Sahrawi cause, despite its rightfulness as enshrined in UN and AU resolutions and decisions, and despite the clarity of the only solution, which consists of granting the Sahrawi people their right to decide their own future in complete freedom and without any restrictions whatsoever."
"The Sahrawi cause is not subject to any statute of limitations, and the occupying state's violations of human rights in the region are recorded in reports by international organizations," he added.
Hanafi further denounced "the illegal opening of consulates in the occupied Sahrawi territories, an action which is in breach of UN resolutions and a flagrant transgression of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, and which was the subject of a just resolution by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in 2022, in addition to the relevant decisions issued by the various international courts, led by the Court in The Hague."