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European MEPs call for the rejection of EU-Morocco trade deal

Strasbourg, Jan 16 2019 (SPS) - MEPs of the parliamentary group (Peace for Western Sahara) has urged the European Parliament to vote against the controversial EU-Morocco trade deal that includes Western Sahara We the undersigned Members of the European Parliament are deeply concerned over the controversial proposal to extend the EU-Morocco trade agreement to Western Sahara, a proposal which is to be voted on Wednesday 16th January.

Frente POLISARIO condemns EU decision to extend the EU-Morocco trade deal to the occupied territories of Western Sahara

Strasbourg, January 17,  2019 (SPS) -  The Frente Polisario strongly condemns the illegal and shortsighted decision by the EU Parliament to extend the EU-Morocco trade deal to the occupied territories of Western Sahara. The vote taken today was upheld in an environment devoid of scrutiny and transparency.

Algeria and South Africa renew their support to Saharawi people right to self-determination and freedom

Algiers, Jan 15, 2019 (SPS) - In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of a working visit to Algeria by the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Ms. Lindyou Sisulu, the two countries emphasized the need to end colonialism in Western Sahara and allow the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

President of Republic receives UNHCR representative in Algeria

Shaheed Alhafed, January 14, 2019 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Monday the representative of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Algeria, Hamdi Bukhari, following the end of his duties, in the presence of President of the Sahrawi Red Crescent, Buhbeini Yahya, and assistants of the UN official.

UN: 7 million mines threaten Sahrawis’ life

Bir Lahlou, January 14, 2019 (SPS) - Saharawi President Ibrahim Ghali said that the destruction of the last stockpile of mines owned by the Polisario Front was a proof of "its good intention" and compliance with its commitment to the Geneva Call Organization in November 2005.

In this regard, Ghali claimed that over 7 million mines were still buried all along the military wall built by Morocco (wall of shame) and cause huge damage to the Sahrawi civilians.

UN denies Morocco’s allegations regarding ceasefire violation

New York, January 14, 2019 (SPS) - The United Nations denied Morocco’s allegations regarding the ceasefire violations by the Polisario Front, stating that the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has not recorded any incident which may constitute a violation to the terms of applicable agreements.

EU-Morocco agreement: rejection of the extension of tariff preferences to the Saharawi territories

Brussels, January 13, 2018 (SPS)  – Saharawis reaffirmed their firm rejection of the proposal to extend tariff preferences to products originating in occupied Western Sahara in the framework of the EU-Morocco association agreement, and expressed their "deep concern" regarding the discussions initiated in this direction within the European Commission

Ramaphosa reiterates support for just struggle of Sahrawi people

Durban (South Africa), January 13, 2019 (SPS) - President of South African, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reaffirmed support for the just struggle of Sahrawi people for freedom and independence, in a speech marking the 107th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) in Durban, South Africa.

Minister for Latin America and Caribbean received by Venezuelan Foreign Minister

Caracas (Venezuela), January 12, 2019 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansour Omar, was received Friday by Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and excellent relations between the Sahrawi Republic and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and means of developing them.

UN Secretary-General Spokesperson refutes Moroccan allegations

New York, January 12,  2019 (SPS) – Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, has refuted Morocco's allegations against the Polisario Front of violating the ceasefire in the Guerguerat region.

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