M’hamed Kheddad denounces EU’s complicity

XGonfreville L'Orcher (France), October 20, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M’hamed Kheddad denounced Friday, in Gonfreville-L'Orcher, the European Union’s complicity vis-à-vis Western Sahara’s conflict.

“Yes, there is a complicity of the European Union for sordid interests in Morocco and Western Sahara which helped perpetuating, so far, the conflict with all its consequences on the Sahrawi and Moroccan peoples, the Maghreb region, security and Euro-Maghreb relations,” affirmed in a colloquium on Western Sahara’s natural resources, organized by the Association of friendship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

For the Polisario Front’s official, “everyone knows that it is the economic greed which fuel Morocco’s expansionist appetite” and for good reason “Western Sahara possesses important economic potential.”

He said that the Polisario Front has been working on “the recognition of our rights of sovereign people” for seven years, so that the European Union “abandons its illegal and immoral position vis-à-vis the Sahrawi people” and to put an end “to the illegal exploitation and plundering by Morocco of Western Sahara’s natural resources which constitutes a major obstacle to the political solution.”

M’hamed Kheddad underlined that the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed the Sahrawi people’s right to “preserve their interests in the natural resources of Western Sahara.”

“These decisions complete and strengthen the resolutions of the UN Security Council and offer it the possibility of maintaining its unquestionable historic position, which is that Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara and its natural resources,” he said. (SPS)

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