The European Union is called upon to play a “leading role” in reviving talks between the parties for the final settlement of the conflict over the Sahara, underlined former Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio.
The U.S. decision to recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over the Sahara obliges the other parties to resume negotiations to reach a solution within the framework of the sovereignty of Morocco, underlines, Monday, Spanish daily newspaper "ABC".
Members of Podemos, a political party in Spain, have signed a letter submitted by MEPs calling on US President-elect Joe Biden to drop the recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.
The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) stressed on Wednesday that the Polisario must understand "what is possible and what is impossible" to reach a solution to the Sahara issue.
The position of Spain on the Sahara issue "remains unchanged" because it is a "state policy", said Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Arancha Gonzalez Laya.
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation Arancha Gonzalez Laya said that her country is calling for a "political and just" solution to the Sahara issue on the basis of the UN parameters.
The Spanish government has reiterated that its position on the Sahara issue has not changed, noting that this "very clear" stance is defined by the Foreign Ministry and the Presidency of the Government.
Former head of Spanish government, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero underlined on Monday that the autonomy plan presented a few years ago by Morocco is "an ambitious and reasonable solution" to resolve the Sahara issue.
The Polisario has suffered another setback in Spain, where Pedro Sanchez’s government has rejected attempts by the Algeria-backed separatist movement to lay some improbable responsibility on Madrid with regard to the Moroccan Sahara.
Following the careless act of Spanish Secretary of state in charge of social affairs Nacho Alvarez who hosted in his office a Polisario delegation, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not take long to admonish the minister of the leftist Podemos party and clarify again Spain’s position...
Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, the EU and Cooperation Arancha González Layas reiterated, on Friday in Rabat, the clear, precise and firm position of her country over the Moroccan Sahara issue, stressing that Madrid defends the centrality of the United Nations in the search for a solution...