Joint motion for a resolution aproved by the EPP, S&D, Renew Europe and Verts / ALE majority groups

PUSL.- In the joint and final version of the resolution on Morocco approved by the majority groups PPE, S&D, Renew Europe and Verts / ALE, passages on Western Sahara:

“… whereas the crisis was triggered by Morocco due to a political and diplomatic crisis after the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, was admitted to a Spanish hospital for humanitarian reasons due to the state of his health caused by the COVID-19 virus; whereas on 2 June 2021, the Polisario Front leader arrived in Algeria;

whereas the official statements issued by Morocco on 31 May 2021 stressed that the bilateral crisis was not related to the migration issue; whereas the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs initially acknowledged that the reasons for the crisis of the mass entry of thousands of people, including children, resided in Spain welcoming the leader of the Polisario Front; whereas in another official statement issued later, the Moroccan authorities acknowledged that the real reason was Spain’s supposedly ambiguous position on Western Sahara;

Reiterates the EU’s consolidated position on Western Sahara, which is based on full respect for international law in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the UN-led political process of achieving a just, lasting, peaceful and mutually acceptable negotiated solution by both parties”