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Spain: Galicia Parliament reiterates commitment to Saharawi cause

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Madrid (Spain), April 26, 2017 (SPS) - Parliament of Galicia, Spain's northwest, reiterated Tuesday its commitment to the Saharawi cause through an official statement presented by its speaker, Miguel Angel Santalices.
In the motion of support, the Parliament of Galicia expresses its intention to join the movement of solidarity with Western Sahara, which has been demanding, for many years, a fair, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, through a referendum of self-determination putting an end to Western Sahara conflict.
The Parliament of the autonomous community of Galicia mentioned, in the motion, the latest decision of the European Court of Justice which clearly underlined that Western Sahara territory is not part of Morocco.
It explains that Rabat has no sovereignty on the Saharawi territory and the trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Morocco is not applicable to Western Sahara.
Galicia Parliament's speaker voiced concerns about the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources by European companies without the consent of the Saharawi people, dubbing it illegal.
He called on European, Spanish and Galician companies to abide by the international and European laws and stop all activities that are likely to favour the perpetuation of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. SPS