Western Sahara: Polisario Front welcomes Josep Borrell’s statement, calls on EU for practical measures to accelerate decolonization process

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Brussels (Belgium), (SPS) – The Polisario Front welcomed the statements made by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on the Spanish public channel “TVE 1″ yesterday, August 23, as a positive step due to his confirmation that “Consultation with the Sahrawi people remains the key to resolving the conflict in Western Sahara.”

The Polisario Front said, in a statement issued by its representative to Europe and the European Union, Mr. Oubbi Bushraya Bashir, that “Mr. Joseph Borrell’s statement explicitly confirms that attempts to circumvent the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination have not only complicated the situation, but also kept it away from a just solution.”

The statement also indicated that the Moroccan regime’s policies have become a real reason behind opening the region to increasing possibilities of escalation and instability, which was clear in the last speech of the King of Morocco, when he directed all kinds of threats towards his neighbors and the international community.

The statement added that Polisario Front expects the European Union to translate this statement made by its highest official for foreign affairs into facts, and to make it a clearly defined policy, accompanied by practical measures to accelerate the process of decolonization of Western Sahara, allowing the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

The statement of the Polisario Front concluded that, with this approach, the European Union becomes part of a just and lasting solution and not part of the problem that leads the region and its European neighborhood to dangerous scenarios if Morocco continues its expansionist policy aimed at imposing a fait accompli on Western Sahara.

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