SADR acknowledges ratification of AU Constitutive Act by Morocco

Algiers, January 23, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali said Monday in Algiers the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) had acknowledged the ratification of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) by Morocco, which he called on to respect international borders.

"We have acknowledged the ratification by the Moroccan system of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) including the articles demanding Morocco to respect SADR's recognized international borders," President Ghali said in a statement to the press after his meeting with Premier Abdelmalek Sellal.

According to the provisions of the AU Constitutive Act, the members states must resolve their conflicts through peaceful means and Morocco, which seeks to become the 55th member of the AU, must respect the sovereignty of member countries, stressed Ghali.  

President Ghali hoped Morocco's approach (adhesion to the AU) would be followed another more courageous one, which consists in compliance with international treaties, fulfilment of commitments and negotiations with the Polisario Front so that this country withdraws its forces and administration from the occupied territories of Western Sahara, allowing the Sahrawi people to establish its state and regain sovereignty on its territories.   

Besides, Ghali said his meeting with Sellal was part of periodic consultation meetings on the developments of the Sahrawi cause and the exchange of views on issues of common interest.

He described Algeria-SADR ties as brotherly and exemplary, hailing their current level.  

This meeting was an opportunity to address the situation in the occupied territories and in the Sahrawi refugee camps, as well as "the major political and legal assets gained by the Sahrawi people particularly following the recent decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the resources."

As regards his visit to some African countries, Ghali emphasized "the strong support" provided by many African countries to the Sahrawi cause as "they back the Sahrawi people in its struggle for freedom and independence."SPS