Joaquim Chissano calls to respect the Sahrawi people’s permanent sovereignty over their natural resources

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, called to the respect the Sahrawi people’s permanent sovereignty over their natural resources during his meeting with UN Security Council.

The former President of Mozambique and current AU envoy to Western Sahara said that UN Security Council should properly address and condemn the illegal exploitation of the Territory’s natural resources

 

The AU Special Envoy Commends the EU Court of Justice for its recent ruling issued on 10 December 2015, annulling the trade deal in agricultural and fisheries products, concluded in March 2012, between the Kingdom of Morocco and the EU, due to its inclusion of Western Sahara.

 

He calls upon all concerned to respect the Court’s ruling and desist from entering into any agreement that would violate the Sahrawi people’s permanent sovereignty over their natural resources.

Joaquim Chissano said in his intervention before UNSC that even without the final settlement of the status of the territory, MOROCCO continues to sign agreements with other states including the territory of Western Sahara.SPS

 

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