Mozambique Government condemns Moroccan delegation aggression against SADR delegation at TICAD VI Summit

Maputo (Mozambique), August 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Mozambican Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the "aggression of the Moroccan delegation against the delegation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the TICAD Summit, held in Maputo, Mozambique,

In its statement, the Mozambican Foreign Ministry expressed the dissatisfaction of its government over the attitude of the Moroccan delegation, which "verbally and physically assaulted the SADR delegation at the opening of the Ministerial Summit for the Development of Africa (TICAD) ", Says the ministry, before considering what happened," an irresponsibility and a lack of respect for the rules that govern diplomacy."

The Mozambican government considered that SADR is a full member of the African Union and is obliged to have its place at the summit, like all other members of the Union. "The Moroccan delegation assaulted, forcing the host country to intervene to preserve the order and physical integrity of the participants and ensure their own conditions, so that the Summit that was attended by the President of Mozambique, have the best conditions, "says the ministry of foreign affairs.

Finally, the Foreign Ministry recalled that Morocco is a member and that it is strange that it resort to violence against another member of the Union. "This constitutes a violation of the principles governing relations between States," the statement said. SPS