Western Sahara: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Williams Mark Williams Shadow Minister (Innovation, Universities and Skills), Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the account taken by the European Commission of non-recognition of Morocco's claim to the Western Sahara in its conclusion of the Association Agreement with Morocco.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

There is no reference made in the EU-Morocco Association Agreement to the non-recognition of Morocco's claim to Western Sahara. The EU and Morocco do and will continue to discuss Western Sahara during their political dialogue.

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