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STRASBOURG (European Parliament) – APS. dz – The Polisario Front called on the European Parliament to adopt the positions of the European Union (EU) in the countries of the continent, especially regarding the implementation of the resolutions of international legality, in order to allow the Saharawi people to enjoy their legitimate rights of self-determination.

During his participation in the session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (eastern France), the Polisario Front representative in Spain, Abdullah Arabi, called on the MEPs to demand their countries to adopt the positions of the Union in the countries of the continent, given that the EU supports the resolutions of international legality so that the Saharawi people can enjoy their legitimate rights of self-determination, in the light of the efforts of the UN.

“The participation of a delegation of the Polisario Front in a session of the European Parliament aims to update MEPs on the latest developments on the Saharawi issue and to coordinate a joint action plan at the level of this body to maintain pressure on European countries and get them to adopt positions consistent with the EU’s commitments and vision on the Saharawi issue,” Arabi said in an interview with the Africa Press website, reported on Sunday by the Saharawi News Agency (SPS).

The Saharawi diplomat called on MEPs to collaborate in the “implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg that annulled the European-Moroccan trade and fisheries agreements, which should not include the occupied Saharawi territories and their territorial waters, in the absence of the condition of consent of the Saharawi people and its sole representative the Polisario Front”.

On the legal level, the Saharawi party pointed out, during these bilateral meetings with the MEPs, the need to intensify efforts to protect human rights in occupied Western Sahara and to put pressure on the Moroccan occupier to respect international law and international humanitarian law, and to put an end to the continuing violations in the occupied territories against defenceless civilians.

The Saharawi official also underlined “the promising prospects for joint action at the level of the legislative body and parties, which would reflect the level of solidarity in favour of the Saharawi people and their legitimate rights to self-determination”.

Mr Arabi said that European countries have the right to establish a network of relations and interests with the Moroccan side, according to their visions and their will, as long as this is not to the detriment of the Saharawi people and their legitimate rights to freedom and independence, adding that “Western Sahara remains, according to international law, a separate territory, and a question of decolonisation”.

The Polisario Front delegation, led by its representative in Spain, Abdallah Arabi, held bilateral talks with several MEPs in the margins of the plenary sessions of the European Parliament.