Oviedo University hosts a round table on Western Sahara

Oviedo (Asturias), May 21, 2019, (SPS) - In the framework of the activities organized by the University of Oviedo, Asturias, the Aula Magna of the historic building hosted the round table: "Western Sahara: Current situation and perspectives" .

The Vice Chancellor of University Extension and International Projection, Francisco José Borge López, presented the ceremony welcoming the Saharawi delegation, headed by the Minister of Education, Bucharaya Bayun, and renewing the full commitment of the University of Oviedo to the fight for self-determination of the Saharawi people.

The Saharawi representative in the province of Asturias, Yahia Edjil, took advantage of his intervention to remember the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Frente POLISARIO and began the fight against colonialism and foreign occupation.

Javier González Vega, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oviedo, highlighted the achievements of the Frente POLISARIO and the consolidation of the Saharawi resistance. For Gonzalo Vega, the European Union is currently showing serious contradictions and becoming involved in clear violations of international law.

 Finally, the Minister of Education and member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO, Bucharaya Bayun, explained the current situation and the lines of work being carried out by the Frente POLISARIO to arrive at a final and just solution. For Bayun, the Sahrawis will never understand the lack of involvement of Spain and the repeated obstacles of France to the peace process. "The bad decolonization makes Spain continue to be responsible for the suffering of the Saharawi people," said the Saharawi official.

The day is part of the activities carried out by the Saharawi delegation in Asturias, the Asturian Association of Friends of the Saharawi People and the Asturian Agency of Cooperation to raise awareness among civil society about one of the oldest conflicts in Africa. SPS