AFASPA denounces opening of "LREM" office in occupied Western Sahara

APS - 14 April 2021

ALGIERS- Secretary general of the French Association of Friendship and Solidarity with African Peoples (AFASPA), Michèle Decaster, denounced the opening by the party "La République en Marche (LREM)" (Onward Republic), of an office in Dakhla, a Sahrawi city occupied by Morocco, considering this step "insignificant and useless as it opposes international law."

In a statement to the Algerian National Radio, Decaster urged the French president to "respect the principles and the will of the African Union countries, which continue to consider Western Sahara as the last colony in Africa.

AFASPA's Secretary General stressed that "the new generations of young Africans will not consider this position favorably, as it hinders the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, especially at a time when President Macron claims that he is working to rebuild relations with African countries and their new generations on a basis of mutual respect.

The opening of an office by French President Emmanuel Macron's political party, "La République en Marche" in the occupied city of Dakhla has caused a wave of indignation in France.

Following this decision, the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AARASD), sent a letter to the delegate general of the French political party in which it urges him to reverse "very quickly" this disastrous position.