Sahara: Colombian Parliament Supports Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

The two Chambers of the Colombian Parliament have adopted a resolution expressing full support to Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara.

The Colombian MPs also denounced the serious violations of human rights committed by the Polisario separatists against the Sahrawis sequestered in the Tindouf camps, situated in South Algeria, which arms, funds and shelters the secessionists.

“We reiterate our full support to the sustained efforts made by Morocco for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara”, says the resolution.

It voices backing to the Moroccan autonomy plan offered for the Sahara region, a plan which has been described as “serious, credible and realistic” by the United Nations and the international community.

“Only a political solution to the question of the Sahara, preserving Morocco’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, can bring in peace and stability to the region”, underline the Colombian MPs in their resolution.

They voiced their “deep concern about the persistence of the Polisario’s serious violations of human rights, citing in this regard the restrictions imposed on the Sahrawis’ freedom of movement, expression and demonstration.”

The Colombian MPs deplored the inhumane and deteriorating living conditions in the Tindouf camps, stressing the need to conduct a census of the Sahrawis sequestered in these camps as stipulated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2414 adopted on April 27th 2018, the Geneva Convention and the UNHCR.

The two Chambers of the Colombian Parliament also hailed the excellent relations existing between Colombia and Morocco, calling for the consolidation of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, cultural, and social fields.

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