On the eve of the visit of the King of Spain to Morocco, POLISARIO reminds Felipe VI of the responsibility of the Spanish State in the tragedy that the Saharawi people are living

Bir Lehlu (SADR Liberated Territories), February 13, 2019 (SPS) -. The Saharawi Government and the POLISARIO Front have reminded the King of Spain and the Spanish Government that Spain continues to be the administering Power of the Territory of Western Sahara under international law unless the Spanish State succeeds in completing the decolonization of the territory allowing the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.

In a statement released today by the Ministry of Information of the SADR on the eve of the visit of the King of Spain to Morocco, the Saharawi Government reminds the Spanish monarch of the tragedy of more than 45 years that the Saharawi people live due to the lack of compliance with its international obligations to organize a referendum of self-determination.

In that sense, the Sahrawi Government has condemned the shameful policy of successive Spanish governments in their support and encouragement of an illegal Moroccan military occupation.

It also condemns "the Spanish position, shared with the French position, at the level of the European Union, which were behind the ratification by the European Parliament, a day before the King of Spain's visit to Morocco, a European-Moroccan agreement that reaches the territorial waters and soil of Western Sahara in flagrant violation of international law, in particular, the decisions of the European Court of Justice "

The POLISARIO hopes that the visit of Felipe VI to the Kingdom of Morocco can contribute to end the conflict in Western Sahara, in accordance with the Charter and the resolutions of the UN and the AU and can contribute to the achievement of a lasting peace in the region.

It asks the King of Spain to put an end to the serious violations of human rights in the OOTT, to the continuous illegal exploitation of the Saharawi natural resources, to the military and media siege imposed by the occupying power to occupied Western Sahara.

The Frente POLISARIO also hopes that the visit of the Spanish monarch to Morocco can contribute to "promote the process of a just solution to the conflict in Western Sahara and, in particular, it can be a timely support for the efforts of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, President Horst Koehler, including the success of the direct round of negotiations between the parties to the conflict. "SPS