President of National Council receives Belgian parliamentary delegation

Shaheed El Hafed, October 30, 2016 (SPS) The President of the National Council (Parliament), Khatri Addouh, received Tuesday a Belgian parliamentary delegation on a visit for a few days in the Saharawi refugee camps.

The delegation is composed of Véronique Waroux, Senator and MP of Wallonia Humanist Democratic Centre (HDC), Paul Delva, MP of the Christian Democratic party, Hilt Teuwen, secretary general of the Belgian Committee of Support for the Saharawi people and Stef Anrys, professor of communications.

The meeting focused on the latest developments of the question of Western Sahara, including the Moroccan violations of the cease-fire agreement signed in 1991 between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco under the auspices of the UN and OAU (now AU).

In the same context, Mr. Addouh said the continuation of Morocco's intransigence and disregard for international legitimacy constitutes a threat to peace and stability in the region.

The President of the National Council recalled the Moroccan flagrant violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan authorities against defenseless civilians, unfair trials against Saharawi activists calling for a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara.

Mr. Addouh called on the EU to exert pressure on the Kingdom of Morocco in order to comply with the resolutions and international law calling to allow the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and freedom. (SPS)