Polisario Front hails creation of "Peace for Saharawi People" Intergroup

Strasbourg, 15 February 2020 (SPS) - The new representative of the Polisario Front in Europe and in the European Union (EU), Oubbi Bucharaya Bashir, welcomed on Thursday the creation of the European Parliamentary Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people," considering it as a "core part" of Saharawi people struggle for independence and self-determination.

"The European Parliamentary Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" is required to make Europe more accountable to our people and to keep pace with its just struggle in the context of supporting the diplomatic action of the Polisario Front and the Saharawi Government in general," said Oubbi Bucharaya Bashir, shortly after the official announcement of the creation of this new support group for the Saharawi people, led by German Social Democratic Party MP Joachim Schuster.

According to the Polisario Front's Representative, Europe has been in recent years, especially since the decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in 2016 and 2018 and due to the positions of some influential countries within this continental bloc, "part of the problem of Western Sahara instead of contributing to the efforts to achieve a final solution in accordance with legitimacy and law as stipulated in the relevant United Nations and Security Council resolutions."

"Despite the challenges presented, due particularly to Moroccan arrogance and intransigence, which are fed by the lack of political will of the UN Security Council to exert sufficient pressure for the organization of the referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara, and the negative role of some parties, there are promising opportunities during this year and also in 2021, in particular with regard to the expected court decisions and also with regard to the appointment of a new personal envoy of the UN Secretary General to resume the process of settling the conflict in Western Sahara," occupied by Morocco since 1975.

The European intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" was officially announced on Thursday in Strasbourg.(SPS)

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