The Algerian Foreign Ministry considered the European Court of Justice’s cancellation of two agreements between the European Union and Morocco a “historic gain and a resounding victory for the Saharawi cause.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra said that it is about a resounding victory for the just cause of the Sahrawi people, through the recognition of the representation of the Polisario Front by the highest judicial body of the European Union, which gives it the ability to move before the European Court of Justice.
This is according to what the Algerian News Agency quoted Lamamra as saying, commenting on the cancellation of the fisheries and agriculture agreements between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco.
The minister added that this cancellation is a win because it “is related to the cancellation of the two agreements concluded in flagrant violation of the obligation to obtain the consent of the Sahrawi people.”
He said that “the double victory that the European judiciary has consecrated is a historical gain that will impose itself on all European countries and their institutions in their relations with Morocco as a colonial state.”
He added that the decision “will pave the way for a new phase in the struggle of the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable and non-negotiable right to self-determination.”
He considered that this “legal embodiment” comes to refute the “expansionist intentions of the Kingdom of Morocco.”
“The UN Security Council is called more than ever to exercise its authority to promote and protect the national rights of the people of Western Sahara,” he told Lamamra.
The Court of the European Union canceled two agreements linking Morocco and the Union, and they include Western Sahara, and the Court considered that the Polisario Front is the only legitimate representative of the people of Western Sahara.