AU Summit has strengthened Sahrawi achievements in decolonization

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), February 16, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohmaed Ould Salek affirmed Thursday, in a statement to the media, that the 32nd African Union Summit has strengthened the achievements of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

In this respect, Ould Salek said that this summit had clearly shown that AU attaches a big interest to the conflict between Morocco and Western Sahara through its support to the efforts made by the United Nations’ envoy Horst Kohler for the decolonization of Western Sahara.

AU Summit, whose works wrapped up recently, “has strengthened the place of Western Sahara at the African and international levels,” he said.

“AU attaches a major importance to the settlement of the conflict between SADR and Morocco,” said Ould Salek, announcing through the head of the committee in the wrap up session, that “actions are currently undertaken to define a roadmap enabling troika (created at Nouakchott Summit) to implement AU’s decisions aimed at settling the conflict between the two member countries of AU, namely SADR and Morocco, while contributing to the efforts conducted by UN Secretary General and his special envoy for the decolonization of Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony.

According to the Sahrawi minister, this real willingness to impose the legitimacy and requirements of the founding charter as well as the decisions taken by the continental organization were “clearly announced when Morocco wanted to give an erroneous explanation to the decisions of Nouakchott Summit at a moment when presidents focused on the security situation at the continental level.” (SPS)