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Gran Canaria considers Morocco "distorts international agreements" (press)

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, July 15, 2017 (SPS) - President of Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has estimated that the Moroccan decree, which delimits its maritime border off the Canaries and incorporates Western Sahara to its territorial waters "distorts international agreements".
"Everything that is decided at the moment in that space has impact on the situation in which the Sahrawi people live, the important thing is to ensure compliance with international agreements," said Morales upon receiving 232 Saharawi children who will spend their summer holidays this year in Gran Canaria. 
In his view, "any legal modification", such as that the Moroccan Government has approved, "distorts the agreements adopted".
Morales warned that in the Cabildo of Gran Canaria "they will be all attentive" because that new decree "can also affect the Canary people". (SPS)