Danish parliament discourages companies from engagement in Western Sahara

Author: Peter Kenworthy, Afrika Kontakt, Published on: 6 June 2016

Don’t trade with Western Sahara, says Danish parliament

Thursday the Danish parliament unanimously passed a motion on Western Sahara that urges Danish companies and the Danish public sector not to trade with Africa’s last colony. In the motion, "the Danish Parliament discourages the engagement of public institutions in, and the purchase of goods from, disputed territories such as Western Sahara, and further urges Danish companies to exercise due vigilance, unless such transactions are known to benefit the local population"… During the debate that preceded the vote, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen said he would talk to Danish companies to ensure that they know of the motion and the position the Danish parliament has now taken on Western Sahara.

[published also on Western Sahara Resource Watch, available here]

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