The president of the Andean Parliament, Colombian Gloria Flores, signed on. He has launched a session of “dialogue and cooperation” between the agency he will lead from August 2022 and Polisario’s “parliament”. A plan on the menu at his meeting Tuesday in Bogotá with Mohamed Srouq, the “RASD Ambassador” to Latin America.
On this occasion, the Polisario representative affirmed the commitment of the Front “to promote the Andean agenda of African integration, as well as to promote dialogue and the dynamics of the bi-regional parliamentary assembly”, Polisario SPS reports. It should be underlined that “the Sahrawi Parliament has been an observer member of the Andean Parliament since 2011”.
Information to be taken with caution. In fact, the General Assembly of the Andean Parliament, held in Colombia from October 26 to 29, 2022, chaired by Gloria Flores, examined the integration of the “Sahrawi Council” as an observer member, but the request was rejected. Morocco has enjoyed it since 1996, along with Spain, Turkey, Panama and Mexico. In 2018, the Kingdom and the PA signed a Memorandum of Understanding, granting the Moroccan Parliament the title of Advanced Partner with this parliamentary body.
Ms. These talks between Florez and Zrug come two weeks after a call launched by Colombian President Gustavo Pedro to grant the Ibero-American grouping observer status to “SADR”. The head of the Andean Parliament has already appealed for an “end to the occupation” during a session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (UPCI) member states organized at the end of January in Algiers. Western Sahara’.
An appeal condemned by a majority of the Andean Legislative Council. “The 15 members of the Andean Parliament, out of the 25 that make up this constitutional body, have reiterated in a petition to the President of the Parliament their firm position supporting the territorial integrity and initiative of the Kingdom of Morocco. Autonomy as a solution to the dispute over the Sahara issue,” they said in a statement in March, a copy of which was sent to the Moroccan parliament.
Gloria Flores’ one-year term as president of the Andean Parliament ends on August 22. Mirian Ludwina Cisneros from Ecuador, who is currently serving as Vice President, will take over.