Ivory Coast diplomatic representation in Western Sahara: a violation of the constitutive act of the AU

Algiers, Feb 19, 2020 (SPS) - Algeria described on Tuesday the opening by the government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire of a diplomatic representation in the occupied Sahrawi city of El Aaiun as "a flagrant violation of international law "and" violation of commitments arising from the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) ", according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Algeria).

"Algeria has taken note of the opening by the government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire of a diplomatic representation in the occupied city of El Aaiun in Western Sahara," reads the press release.

"This kind of act emanating from a founding member of the AU is a violation of the commitments resulting from the constituting act of the AU and a flagrant transgression of international law and of the resolutions of the Security Council and the Assembly general of the UN concerning the question of decolonization of Western Sahara ", underlines the text.

the decision to open diplomatic representations by certain African countries, the founders of the AU, is just another episode in a long series of maneuvers and a policy of flight ahead, which cannot last in the face of the force of international law and legality but also the strong attachment of the Saharawi people to their natural and legitimate right to self-determination and 'independence', concluded the same source. SPS

 

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