POLISARIO Representative to Spain: "Morocco puts pressure on Madrid to recognize its alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara"

Madrid (Spain) Jan 19, 2021 (SPS) - The Representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Spain, Mr. Abdulah Arabi, said that “the Moroccan occupation government is putting enormous pressure on the Madrid government to act as the administration did of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, and to recognize the alleged sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara ”.

Speaking to APS, the Sahrawi diplomat said that “Spain's relations with the Moroccan occupation regime are going through difficult times due to the expansionist pretensions of that regime at the expense of the Saharawi people and their attempts to pressure strongly to Madrid to change its power towards the Saharawi question”.

Mr. Arabi stated that “one cannot speak of bilateral relations between these two countries without mentioning the conflict in Western Sahara, since we cannot forget that Spain was the colonizing power and has a political and legal responsibility in relation to the decolonization of the Western Sahara and the right of its people to self-determination”. SPS