March 1, 2021 – 8:00 pm – World
Spain fears new US President Joe Biden will uphold Donald Trump’s mandate to recognize the Sahara as Moroccan territory. That news is El Mundo.
The Spanish government writes that “this decision is not Trump’s, but the opinion of the United States.” This means that Biden will not change his recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara. Recent statements by Spanish Foreign Minister Aranza Gonzalez Laya confirm this hypothesis.
Aranja Gonzalez Laya told the Spanish parliament that Spain’s position on the Sahara issue had not “changed” and that Spain continued to support the United Nations process for a “lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.” At the same time, the Minister praised the “excellent relations” between Morocco and Spain and called the country “a good partner and friend”.
According to the Minister, the UN. Spain has been working for months to appoint Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as its new special envoy to the Sahara. His statements have provoked a number of dissenting reactions among parliamentarians who support Policario.