Morocco’s withdrawal from Malabo Summit reflects isolation of Moroccan occupation at African Arab levels

Algiers, Nov. 27, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed Saturday that Morocco’s withdrawal from the Arab-African Summit “shows clearly the isolation of the Moroccan occupation at the African and Arab levels,” underlining that the Moroccan behaviour didn’t serve at all the Arab-African rapprochement.

In a press conference at the embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algiers, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, also member of the national secretariat of the Polisario Front, said that the withdrawal of Morocco from the Arab-Africa Summit “shows, without the shadow of a doubt, the isolation of the Moroccan occupation at the Africa and Arab plans.”

He said that the novelty, in the Malabo Summit held last Wednesday, was “Morocco’s isolation at the Arab level,” underlining that “Morocco’s behaviour serves neither the cohesion nor the cooperation between the two continental organizations as it is part of an agenda which aims at spreading contradiction and inconsistency within the African Union.”

Sahrawi minister said also that if Africa has once again reiterated, in Malabo, its commitment to the values and principles on which the organization was founded, “nearly all the Arab League’s countries didn’t pay any attention to the decision of the Moroccan Kingdom, described by several delegations as infantile and arrogant.”

On this occasion, he lamented the fact that “some Arab countries repeat, concerning Western Sahara, the same mistake that they made when they opposed the independence of the Mauritanian people who were greatly supported by Africa in the face of the Moroccan expansionist ambitions.” (SPS)