Thursday, April 05, 2007

Colombia SADR

The Senate of Colombia adopts a resolution in favour of the Saharawi people

Chahid El Hafed, 29/03/2007 (SPS) The Senate of the Republic of Colombia adopted on Tuesday a resolution unanimously approved on Tuesday by the two chambers of the Parliament reaffirming the support of the two Colombian Chambers to the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence.

The Colombian Senate estimated that the conflict of the Western Sahara is a "question of decolonisation", according to the UN General Assembly’s 4th Commission. The UN stressed the Saharawi people’s inalienable right to self-determination in all its resolutions.

The draft resolution was presented the same day by Senator Gustavo Petro, who is also the Spokesperson of the Democratic Pole. The resolution was consequently adopted by all the members of the Senate.

On his side, the Spokesperson of the Colombian Conservative Party submitted the text of the draft resolution to the plenary session of the Chamber of Representatives, who expressed adopted the text by consensus.

The Colombian Parliament reaffirm through the adoption of this resolution its support of the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and denounced the human rights violations in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara. (SPS)

020/090/000/TRD 291240 MAR 07 SPS

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