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Germany and Canada support UN-sponsored definitive solution to Western Sahara issue

Berlin (Germany), 12 December 2020 (SPS) - The Federal Government of Germany confirmed its steadfast position regarding the conflict of Western Sahara, in its commentary on Trump’s decision recognizing Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over the Western Sahara.

In a press release on Friday, German government reaffirmed its traditional stance in supporting a just, durable, acceptable and political negotiated solution under the auspices of the United Nations.

For its part, Canada, through its Foreign Minister François-Philippe, said the position of the Federal Government of his country on Western Sahara has not changed, adding it shares with Germany the same final formula for the lasting solution of the long-standing conflict of Western Sahara.

In a relevant context, Saharawi-German solidarity association has issued a statement following Trump’s unjust decision, in which it highlighted Morocco’s contradiction when come to Western Sahara conflict.

The statement, in this respect, recalled that Morocco signed the African Union Constitutive Act providing for the respect of borders of member states, including the Saharawi Republic, a founding memento of this continental organization.

The association underlined that the Moroccan regime has, since its invasion of Western Sahara, been pursuing a settlement policy aimed at changing the demographic nature of the territory, and the frantic exploitation of the Saharawi natural resources, of which phosphate and fish stocks. (SPS)


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