MEP Paloma Lopez calls on EU to respect European legal provisions on fishing agreement with Morocco

Canary Islands, April 14, 2018 (SPS) - Member of United Left, MEP Paloma Lopez, called during a meeting held Thursday at the headquarters of the Canarian Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People for respect of the European legal provisions related to the fishing agreement with Morocco

The MEP called for an end to the plundering of natural resources in Western Sahara, pointing out that the European Court of Justice, which excludes Western Sahara and its territorial waters from the EU-Morocco fishing agreement, should be respected as an independent and separate territory.

She expressed solidarity with the struggle of the Sahrawi people, especially in the field of defending human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and bringing an end to the looting of the Sahrawi natural resources.

The meeting was attended by Frente POLISARIO representative in the Canary Islands, Hamdi Mansour, and members of the Association as well as delegates from the United Left. (SPS)