Greens/EFA reiterates support to Sahrawi struggle

Brussels, July 9, 2016 (SPS) - The Greens / European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) in the European Parliament has reaffirmed support to struggle of the Sahrawi people. 

“I recall that as the Greens/EFA group, we have always supported the Sahrawi struggle, under the leadership of Frente POLISARJO, for its legitimate rights for self- determination and freedom,” said MEP Margrete Auken, Greens/EFA group, in a letter to the Extraordinary Congress of the Polisario Front, in honour of late President Mohamed Abdelaziz, held in Wilaya of Dakhla in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps, from 8-9 July.

“We support a just and peaceful solution to the conflict of Western Sahara, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions. It is of utmost importance that a fair referendum on the self-determination of Western Sahara is to be conducted without delay.”

“We stand in full solidarity with the Sahrawi people, with those living in refugee camps in Tindouf as well as those suffering from Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara, or the ‘occupied territories’. We are working to ensure that the EU will increase the aid to the refugees,” added the letter.

On this occasion, the group expressed in their letter their deepest condolences and sorrow to the Saharawi people for the passing away of Mohamed Abdelaziz, the late President of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and founder and Secretary General of the Polisario Front.

The Greens/EFA group recalled that they are actively participating in the work of the Intergroup for Western Sahara, stressing that they are convinced in the importance of making the issue of Western Sahara a foreign policy priority at the European level and they are doing their utmost to raise the issue in the European Parliament.

The group denounced the continued complicity of some European governments and companies in the occupation of Western Sahara and in the plundering of its resources. (SPS)