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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Morocco walks out of Arab-Africa summit, other Arab countries follow suit in support

9 Arab countries, including Morocco, have pulled out from the 4th Arab-African Summit in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), in protest against the participation of the so-called Desert Polisario separatist delegation.

The countries that withdrew from the summit in solidarity with Morocco are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Yemen and Somalia.

  Others are also expected to follow suit according to Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Desert Polisario separatist delegation talks of a ‘Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement’ aiming at ending Moroccan presence, in the Western Sahara. Western Sahara is home to the Algerian-backed Polisario Front in the region. The ‘Sahrawi people’ are however, the people living in the western part of Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara, other parts of southern Morocco not claimed by the Polisario, most of Mauritania, and the extreme southwest of Algeria.

According to a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign Affairs ministry;
 “All these countries back Morocco in conformity with the principles of international law including the respect of sovereignty of countries and their territorial integrity, its high esteem” for the “brotherly African country” of Equatorial Guinea, Morocco recalls the “shared commitments” made by Arab and African countries during the 2nd and 3rd Arab-African summits held respectively in Libya in 2010 and Kuwait in 2013. During these summits, Arab and African countries agreed that “only UN member countries” should be allowed to participate in the Arab-African summits.
The withdrawal of Morocco and its powerful Arab Gulf Countries has weakened the gathering which some countries used to undermine Moroccan sovereignty and territorial integrity but their plot blew up in the face.

They forgot that North African Kingdom is one of the strategic partners of the Arab rich Gulf monarchies. These countries support Moroccan territorial integrity and back its sovereignty over Sahara, hailing autonomy plan for the Moroccan Sahara.

Last April, Morocco and GCC convened in Riyadh their 1st summit meeting, a historical event that ushered in a new era in partnership between Rabat and the six-member powerful regional economic bloc, sharing common geostrategic, economic, and religious interests.

Meanwhile, Morocco withdrew from the AU in 1984, when the mineral-rich and sparsely populated Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), commonly known as Western Sahara, was accepted as a member. Morocco however requested to join the African Union again in September after 32 years, before its current reported withdrawal.

Source:northafricapost.com

29 comments:

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Uju Phil said...

Good for them...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmm

iyke igbozendu said...

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Ugwuanyi Uchenna said...

The walk 🚶 out..... Izzi your walk out 🚶?

iyke igbozendu said...

God will will put confusion in your enemy's camp

livingstone chibuike said...

hw dat tak concern me?

OSINANL said...

Thank God for the confusion in their mist

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Lube-section said...

Buhari should jump into the flight and come back.

Juliet Iwuno said...

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GALORE said...

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Ben Ileo said...

Lol,when God is involved

Ogenah Boris said...

I don't understand. They are the ones hosting it

Kemi said...

These diplomatic issues.. its like AU accepting Biafran sovereignty, Nigeria and its allies will feel insulted... hope they resolve it though.


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FRESH said...

My president should just enter the next okada & come back. Those people ain't serious.Smiling.

Anonymous said...

So Bubu just wasted our jet fuel to attend a conference where half of the delegates walk out. Issokay

Anonymous said...

For too long, the question of the status of Western Sahara has been a lingering crisis from the hey days of OAU. In the 1960s, Balewa's Nigeria, a non member of the OAU Cassablanca bloc with her Monrovian bloc allies supported the right of the Saharawabi to be in the OAU which divided the already split Organisation. Later, Morocco didn't honour the Lagos Action plan of 1980s well. Today, rather than regional arrangement, Morocco has opted for a strategic (based on interest) arrangement. The Sunni dominated Gulf Council states or the leading economies of Arab League have due largely to politics of interest supported Morocco citing the UN's charter of 'territorial non violability', do they remember the concept of 'right to self determination' an element of international law? I would have preferred a regional approach to Saharawabi question to this one bound by religio- political interests. This to me weakens and undermines African unity!

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yankhi said...

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Anonymous said...

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