Morocco mobilized 30 ambassadors and journalists to isolate Polisario

date 2017/07/08 views 2968 comments 0

icon-writer By: Abdesselam Sakia / English version: M. A.

The last African Summit showed that the Black Continent is attached to values set by the African Union (Ex the Organisation of African Unity) to its support for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. It also confirmed that the Western Sahara issue is related to decolonization and the Polisario Front is the only representative of Sahrawi people.

Echorouk has learnt that Morocco planned to make the Summit an occasion to exclude the Western Sahara issue from the African Union. It mobilized more than 30 ambassadors, advisors and journalists for this plan. 

News show that Rabat had held meetings shortly before the Summit with a number of delegations, in a desperate attempt to gain their support.

Morocco failed in achieving its objectives which includes to “kick out” the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic from the African Union or at least freeze its membership.

It also planned to freeze the role of the Peace and Security Council, ban unanimity on the Western Sahara issue inside the Union and dismantle the African Union definitively. 

Rabat joined the Union, six months ago.

The Summit was held in Ethiopia. An Algerian delegation led by Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Teboune and foreign minister Abdelkader Messahel attended it.

It came up with the decision to respect Article 9 which confirms that the African Union is resolved to find a permanent solution to the conflict in Western Sahara. It called on Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to hold direct talks.

The Summit also praised the UN Secretary General’s commitment to re-launch talks process without preconditions.

Those decisions represented a shock for the Moroccan delegation led by King Mohamed the Sixth’s brother. It withdrew from the collective picture of presidents and heads of governments who attended the Summit.

Morocco’s official news agency published an article where it mentioned “The Sahrawi Republic.”

Morocco’s last plan is to dismantle the African Union definitively with the support of France, Gulf nations and Israel. 

A question is raised: will France’s new President will support Morocco? Will Gulf nations are ready to support it as well? Is Tel Aviv able to hit the African Union?

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