The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, considers the normalization of relations between Spain and Morocco to be “good news”, but regarding the situation in the Sahara, he insists that any proposal must be accepted by both parties and always within the United Nations. United.
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The Government of the Canary Islands understands that solutions must be sought to a conflict that has lasted almost 50 years and that this must be done “respecting human rights, if possible as soon as possible, and always having the United Nations as a guarantee”, it has added Ángel Víctor Torres in statements released to journalists this Saturday.
Torres assures that this Friday, before appearing before the media, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, called him to inform him of the agreement between the Spanish Government and the Kingdom of Morocco to restore diplomatic relations . “This is good news”, Ángel assured, as he believes that for the Canary Islands “the best thing” is to have “the best relations” between both governments.
In addition, he believes that with this agreement “territorial integrity is defended and therefore there is no room for unilateral decisions by the Kingdom of Morocco”, Torres stressed. The Canarian president sees “very important” the fact that there is going to be an “exhaustive control” against the migratory flow and points out that the current economic situation, which has led to higher energy prices, also raises fears of “the threat” that Canary Islands must face an increase in the arrival of migrants.
“So that we have a normalized relationship between Morocco and Spain is good for the Canary Islands.”
“If there is no agreement, there is no proposal”
Ángel Víctor Torres, regarding the Sahara, has remarked “that there is no agreement” on this matter. As he has pointed out, “there is a letter in which President Pedro Sánchez expresses his opinion saying that the solution that seems most realistic to him is to take autonomy for the Sahara as a basis, which, by the way, coincides with what José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in 2008” and that “it was not modified by the PP” later.
On the other hand, he recalled that the Parliament of the Canary Islands has declared itself “clearly” in favor of a solution to the conflict “that is lasting, fair and accepted by both parties”, with which any proposal “that is put on the table ” has to be accepted by the Polisario Front and by the Kingdom of Morocco.
“If there is no agreement, there is no proposal”insisted Ángel Víctor Torres, who this Saturday met with the president of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.