The Socialist MEP Juan Fernando López Aguilar denounced "the lies and false accusations of the Polisario" in an attempt to discredit and prevent the holding of the first Conference for Peace and Security in the Sahara, organised by the Movement Saharawi for Peace (MSP), in Las Palmas.
"I want to say to the Polisario Front that I have seen with indignation certain accusations made by Canary Islands politicians disqualifying this conversation and those taking part in it", López Aguilar affirmed, describing these accusations as "fake news" and "malevolent intoxication".
"As soon as the organisation of this conference bringing together Saharawis outside the Tindouf camps was announced by the MSP, the separatist militia supported by Algiers launched a media campaign aimed at compromising this first initiative that unmasked the situation and explored the possibilities offered to bring the Saharawi population out of the brainwashing it has been suffering for 50 years", adds the same source.
"Anything that fills your mouth with loud declarations does not produce any results in reality and does not improve the reality of these people who live in tents in Tindouf and that is intoxication", said the Spanish politician.
The President of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs recalled that the Sahara issue is "a conflict that has been going on for a long time, fifty years now", and that today we must allow there to be "a mutual agreement, the product of negotiation".
On Spain's change of position in favour of the Moroccan autonomy plan, he said that it is perfectly "compatible" with international law. "The Spanish government is not transforming reality by evaluating the autonomy proposal", he added.
He stressed that "the only thing that can be done is for the international community to encourage dialogue and agreement between the parties" and stressed that those who claim that Spain continues to be the administering power in the Sahara are mistaken. "Spain abandoned the territory 48 years ago and people cannot be fooled", he concluded.