BNG will bring initiatives to the European Parliament in favour of the Saharawi people in response to the repression of Morocco

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Português (Portuguese (Portugal)) BNG (Galician Nationalist Bloc) spokeswoman in Europe and international area coordinator Ana Miranda met with the Galician Association of Saharawi People’s Solidarity (SOGAPS), the Polisario Front delegate in Vigo and the president of the Galician Association of Friends of the Sahara People, Maite Isla, to convey all the support of the nationalist formation to the situation of repression in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, after the death of an activist and the harassment of the Saharawi fighting for the defence of their people.

In this context, the bloc calls on the state government to abandon its “lukewarm attitude” towards Morocco, taking into account “the situation of social injustice experienced in the country, which translates into demonstrations and a climate of political instability that even the Moroccan monarch was forced to admit to the situation of social tension and inequality in the country – an unprecedented fact, ”said BNG’s spokeswoman in Brussels.

Miranda confirmed at the meeting that BNG was fully available to continue advocating and giving visibility to the cause of the Saharawi people also in Europe, where, she said, she will present new initiatives, in addition to her presence in the Saharawi support group in the European Parliament to initiate all the initiatives that can help the cause of this people. For example, in relation to the fisheries agreement between Brussels and Morocco, the Bloc will once again argue that the Polisario Front has to be taken into account.

In fact, through the Group of the Greens-ALE, of which the Bloc is part of in the EU, a letter was sent to the European Union High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to act on the escalation of repression affecting the Saharawi people. In this sense, Miranda warns that the possible appointment of Josep Borrell as Head of Foreign Affairs of the Community Executive “would be very bad news for the cause of this people, considering the attitude of “letting do” of the Spanish state with Morocco, “also under Pedro Sánchez’s current government ”, she concludes.