São Paulo, September 3, 2019 (SPS – PUSL) – Representative of the Polisario Front in Brazil, Emboirik Ahmed, was received by Mr. Miguel Torres, president of the “Força Sindical” confederation of Brazilian Trade Unions, at his headquarters in the city of São Paulo , according to a source of the POLISARIO Front Representation in Brazil
At the meeting, both parties discussed the situation in Brazil and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, agreeing to strengthen the bonds of friendship between Brazilian and Saharawi workers.
Ahmed had the opportunity to explain to the president of Força Sindical the most relevant events that shape the political, social and work reality of Western Sahara.
Torres expressed his organization’s solidarity with the Saharawi cause and his willingness to take action to enable greater understanding of the Saharawi process in Brazil.
Força Sindical is one of the biggest trade unions federations of Brazil, with more than 1300 federated unions and several millions of members.
dernoagrario.com – The coordination of farmers and livestock organizations (COAG) reports that Morocco is strengthening its logistics system to increase fraudulent agricultural exports from Western Sahara to the European market. So much so that one of the world’s leading shipping and container companies, the French CMA CGM, announced on 7 August the launch of a weekly route linking Dajla, in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, with the main Moroccan ports (Agadir – Casablanca – Tangier) and with Algeciras as the gateway to Europe. This announcement has already come true with the departure of the first freighter, the CMA CGM AGADIR, from Dajla on August 22, with goods from the Saharawi territories and which made the relevant stops at the ports of Morocco.
This confirms the warnings made by COAG following the revision of the EU-Morocco trade agreement (approved by the European institutions in early 2019), thus extending the trade advantages of Moroccan exports to the EU to Western Sahara productions. This review sought to accommodate the CJEU decision of December 2016, which declared void the application of this agreement to the territory of Western Sahara, as Morocco and Western Sahara are “two separate and distinct territories”.
PUSL.- As published today in the Spanish press the PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) will support negotiations on Western Sahara at the UN and other international institutions and that MINURSO monitors human rights. MINURSO (United Nations Mission for a Referendum in Western Sahara) was established in 1991 after the ceasefire agreed between Morocco and the Polisario Front when Morocco was losing the war. To date, Morocco has not fulfilled its promise and has been postponing consecutively the referendum with the support of France and Spain.
The proposal for a “Progressive Joint Program” tabled on Tuesday by the PSOE includes among its commitments “to promote recognition of the Palestinian State by EU Member States” and to support negotiating processes to find a solution for Western Sahara.
These are two specific issues that were not present in the “Advances for Spain” document that the PSOE presented at the end of July, but are now included in its electoral program for the April elections.