Africa reiterates in Malabo support to Sahrawi cause

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), November 24, 2016 (SPS) - Africa has reiterated, Wednesday in Malabo, its support to the Sahrawi cause, and expressed through a "strong and unambiguous" political message its commitment to preserving the unity of its ranks and its cohesion against any attempt to undermine them.


All the repeated manoeuvres and pressures exerted by Morocco on its allies to exclude the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic from the 4th Africa-Arab Summit, being held since yesterday Tuesday in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, failed owing to the determination and intransigence of African countries not to accept any agenda that goes against their principles.

African countries have unanimously underlined that the values and the principles that govern the African Union could not be in any way compromised.

In this regard, they strongly reaffirmed their commitment to the active solidarity with peoples struggling for their freedom, as well as for the achievement of the decolonization process in Africa.

As underlined by the AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma "we will continue to support Palestinian and Sahrawi peoples until they recover their national rights."

Out of all the member states of the Arab League, four Gulf countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in addition to Jordan, withdrew from the works of the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit. Arab League was present with the two thirds of its members.

Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel has represented President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the Summit.SPS