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Developments in Western Sahara rekindle debate on Sweden’s recognition of Sahrawi Republic

5 months ago at 25/Nov/2020 89

The developments in Western Sahara following the Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi civilians in Guerguerat have renewed the debate in the Swedish Parliament on the issue of recognition of the Sahrawi Republic.

On Tuesday, Swedish Member of Parliament, Sarah Gil, addressed written questions to the Swedish Foreign Minister, Ann Linde, asking for clarifications about the reasons that prevent the implementation of the Swedish Parliament’s decision, which was approved in 2012, regarding the recognition of the Sahrawi Republic.

The Swedish MP clarified that despite the passage of eight years since the decision was taken, the Swedish government did not implement it due to pressure from France, which hinders the process of decolonization in Western Sahara.

The Swedish MP confirmed that Morocco could not continue to occupy Western Sahara without the European Union’s support, therefore Sweden should recognize the Sahrawi Republic and stop using the taxpayers’ money to reinforce the occupation of Western Sahara and plunder the African Nations’ resources.

The Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected to appear in the coming days before the Swedish Parliament to clarify the government’s position on the issue of the recognition of the Sahrawi Republic, as well as discussing the developments of the situation in Western Sahara.

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