EUCOCO: Algeria's support to Sahrawi people reiterated, Europe urged to get more involved

Vitry-Sur-Seine (France), Oct 22, 2017 (SPS) – The member of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament), vice-president of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Finance Noureddine Djaafar on Saturday has called on Europe to get more involved in the settlement of decolonization issues, especially the question of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco.

He also reiterated Algeria's unconditional support to the struggle of Sahrawi people for their right to self-determination and the protection of their natural resources.

In his address at the opening of the 42nd European Coordinating Conference of Support to the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO 2017), taking place in Vitry-Sur-Seine (Paris), Djaafar called on "Europe of freedoms and human rights to assume its responsibilities," urging it to clarify its position regarding the Western Sahara conflict and Sahrawi people's struggle for their independence.

Giving the example of Sweden, which called, through its Parliament, for the recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the Algerian senator urged the other European Union's members to do the same and get more involved in the settlement of conflicts.

"The objective of our action as people's representatives is to explain the Sahrawi issue, which has been under media blackout in Europe, and convince European countries to support the holding of a self-determination referendum, the only solution to the conflict," stressed Djaafar. (SPS)