EU welcomes strengthening of CNDH branches in Sahara – EU diplomacy Chief | Maghreb Arab Press

The European Parliament praises Morocco’s €2.9m program to strengthen the branches of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), including those in the southern cities of Laayoune and Dakhla:

MAP logoThe European Union welcomed the strengthening of the branches of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) in the southern cities of Laayoune and Dakhla, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherni, said on Tuesday.

In a written response to a MEP’s question, Mogherini said Morocco and the EU are implementing a bilateral cooperation program to promote Human rights which the CNDH is supporting through its local branches in the Sahara.

This € 2.9 million- program was launched in 2013 to strengthen the institutional and human rights monitoring capacity of the CNDH and its regional branches, including in Laayoune and Dakhla, said the EU official.

Mogherini, who is also Vice President of the European Commission, reiterated the EU’s support for the efforts led by the UN to find a lasting, fair and political solution to the Sahara issue.

She expressed the EU’s concern regarding the conflict which has long lasted as well as its ramifications on security and human rights (in the camps of Tindouf) as well as on cooperation in the region…[Original Story, Subscription Required]

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