46th EUCOCO: Algerian parliamentary delegation calls for continued efforts for decolonization in Western Sahara

Berlin, 4 December 2022 (SPS) - The Algerian parliamentary delegation participating in the work of the 46th conference of the European Coordination for Support and Solidarity with the Saharawi People (EUCOCO) called Saturday in Berlin for the continuation of efforts for decolonization in Western Sahara which passes through the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

In a speech delivered on behalf of the Algerian parliamentary delegation to this conference, the member of the Council of the Nation Hamza Al-Sid Cheikh said that "decolonization in Africa requires the exercise by the Saharawi people of their right to self-determination, in accordance with international legality and UN resolutions", recalling that "Algeria under the leadership of the President of the Republic,  Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and faithful to its constant principles and firm convictions in favor of the right of peoples to self-determination, supports the Saharawi people in their struggle, just as it has supported many African countries for the recovery of their sovereignty and freedom".

The senator stressed "the importance and necessity of continuing international and continental efforts for the completion of the decolonization process in Western Sahara", considering that "the status quo threatens peace and stability in the region".

"The question of Western Sahara remains a question of decolonization", he affirmed, calling for "urgent action to complete the process of decolonization of the last colony in Africa and put an end to the suffering endured by the Saharawi people for 44 years".

The parliamentarian also affirmed that "Algeria remains convinced of the importance of continuing solidarity with the Saharawi people to contribute actively to finding a lasting and just solution to the Saharawi question", considering that "the only just and lasting solution to this conflict lies in the free exercise by the Saharawi people of its right to self-determination in accordance with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514".