Paris (France), June 18, 2016 (SPS) – The Action and Reflection Committee for the Future of Western Sahara (CARASO) denounced, Friday, the continued plundering of Sahrawi natural resources by the Moroccan occupier, accusing France and Spain of complicity.
“Western Sahara’s natural resources are daily transported to Europe,” said the CARASO in its communiqué, of which APS obtained a copy underlining that “long investigations were carried out because of the presence of a large number of foreign ships owned by multinational companies.”
Among these companies, the NGO cites “CEDEIRA S.C.tenerife, BOREAS DURA BULK Panama, BBC Germany, ALTAIR, PAUL E, PANAGIA ST JOHN’S, CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN SEL SAHARA.”
“It turns out that The Moroccan occupier plunders, every day, 300 to 400 tons of golden sand, salt, phosphate and fishing products from the Western Sahara territories,” said the NGO, adding that these hundreds of tons are transported daily from Western Sahara harbours and in particular, Al Ayun.
Then, the Moroccan occupier shares the profits with especially France and Spain while the population suffers from poverty and its youth from unemployment.
“Morocco adopts, since its invasion in 1975, a genocide policy towards Sahrawis, who aspire to self-determination and independence, and leads a policy of impoverishment and segregation in the territory,” said the Committee, adding that “it is important to note that no country in the world has recognized Morocco’s sovereignty on Western Sahara.
Worse, said the CARASO, the United Nations has not taken seriously its commitments towards the Sahrawi people to implement and support its inalienable right to self-determination and thus support peace and stability in the region. (SPS)
CARASO denounces continued plundering of Sahrawi natural resources by Moroccan occupier — Sahara Press Service
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