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Second Vice-President of Spanish Government expresses support for Sahrawi cause

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Las Palmas (Spain), 26 March 2023 (SPS) - The Second Vice-President of the Spanish Government and Minister of Labour and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, has expressed her support for the cause of the Saharawi people, contradicting the position of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco, reported Spanish Newspaper El Dia.
Yolanda Diaz, who participated Saturday in an event in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), assured that "two minutes after knowing the reversal of Pedro Sanchez's position in favor of the (Moroccan) plan in Western Sahara, it was categorically refused".
It is worth mentioning, the Spanish political class was indignant at the reversal of Pedro Sanchez's position on the conflict in Western Sahara, describing it as "scandalous" and "contrary" to Spain's historical position and international law.
In this sense, Yolanda Diaz declared at the time that she totally disassociated herself from the position of her superior, stressing that "the position of Spain vis-à-vis this issue must emanate from a national dialogue, while taking into account the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, guaranteed by international law.
Succumbing to pressure and blackmail from the Moroccan regime, Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on March 14, 2022, his support for the sinister Moroccan "autonomy plan" for the Western Sahara.