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Algerian MPs call on US president to review Trump’s decision on Western Sahara

6 months ago at 04/Feb/2021 106

Parliamentary groups in the National People’s Assembly (Lower House) and the Council of the Nation (Upper House) called upon on US President Joe Biden to review former President Donald Trump decision concerning the recognition of the alleged sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara, claiming that Trump’s statement “is contrary to US positions on this issue classified by the United Nations as a question of decolonization.”

In a letter to US President Joe Biden, parliamentarians reaffirmed that “the rights of peoples to self-determination is a principle enshrined in the history of the United States of America and a fundamental rule of law international,” highlighting the contribution of the United States to the “promotion of this legal rule which has enabled many countries to regain their national sovereignty.”

They also referred to the struggle of the American people for independence and freedom and their contribution to the liberation of peoples around the world under the yoke of colonization.

This letter addressed to the new American president aims to “preserve this positive historical legacy,” they explained, urging Biden to “review the decree signed by ex-President Donald Trump on Western Sahara, which is contrary to the American positions with regard to this question inscribed by the United Nations as a question of decolonization.”

“The UN has created the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), cited in all the relevant resolutions and decisions of this organization, since the territory of Western Sahara was registered by the Fourth Commission of the United Nations as a Non-Self-Governing Territory from 1963 to this day,” they said.

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