Moroccan escalation in Alguergarat: EUCOCO denounces "new aggressions, serious violations"

Brussels,  September 06, 2016 (SPS) - The Conference for Support and Solidarity with Sahrawi People (EUCOCO) denounced Monday "the new aggressions" against the Sahrawi people, dubbing Moroccan military incursions in the area of Alguergarat, located northwest of Western Sahara, "serious violations" of the ceasefire agreement inked on 6 September 1991 under the auspices of the United Nations.

"These new aggressions against the Sahrawi people are serious violations of the agreements inked on 6 September 1991 under the auspices of the UN, which provided for the cessation of hostilities to enable the deployment of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)," President of the EUCOCO Pierre Galand said in a communiqué.        


After recalling that the agreement has been ratified by the two parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco, president of the EUCOCO stressed that in August 2016 the Moroccan occupation forces overcame many times the wall of separation they built in the south of Alguergarat.SPS