Western Sahara: Madrid reiterates constant position based on UN resolutions

Madrid (Spain), 10 June 2021 (SPS) - Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya on Wednesday stressed Spain’s "constant" position over the conflict in Western Sahara that is mainly based on "respect of UN resolutions.”

Ganzalez, in an address at the Congress of Deputies (lower house of Parliament), said Spanish position over Western Sahara is "constant, has not changed, will not change and is based on multilateralism and the respect of international standards and UN resolutions."

The minister made the statement while answering questions of the People’s Party (PP) and the Basque party EH Bildu on the crisis with Morocco.

Last May, thousands of migrants, including several minors, illegally flowed into the Spanish city of Ceuta.

Most of whom were forced to return to Morocco but more than 1000 Moroccan minors are still there.

According to Moroccan media, more than 90% of the families concerned have refused to get back to Morocco.

The authorities of Ceuta have accused Morocco of having manipulated minors to exert pressure on Madrid after it admitted Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali to a Spanish hospital for treatment.SPS