Emhamed Khaddad holds several meetings with Austrian officials

Vienna (Austria), May 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharwi Coordinator with MINURSO, member of the National Secretariat, Mr. Emhamed Khaddad, held meetings with the Austrian Foreign Ministry as well as with Ambassador Bernhard Wrabetz at the headquarters of the Austrian government


During the two meetings, Khaddad briefed the Austrian authorities on the latest developments in the Sahara issue at political, legal and human rights levels, reviewing in detail the recent Security Council resolution, which called on the parties to the conflict to enter into direct negotiations without preconditions to reach a just and lasting solution that guarantees the right of Saharawi people in self-determination and independence.


Sahrawi official has also mentioned the decision of the European Court of Justice of December 21, 2016, which explained that Western Sahara "is not Moroccan and does not form part of the geography of Morocco, therefore Morocco is not legally entitled to sign agreements with a third party on the wealth of this region, which has not yet completed the process of decolonization, calling on the Austrian government to respect this decision and defend it in European forums.


In the field of human rights, Mr. Khaddad discussed with the Moroccan authorities grave violations of the rights of Sahrawis in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.


His intervention to the friends and supporters of the national cause in Austria during the annual meeting of the Austrian-Sahrawi Friendship Association, he talked on the latest developments of the national cause, voicing on behalf of the Saharawi people, a sincere thanks to it solidarity and continuous support to our people in our just struggle to achieve our legitimate rights. SPS