"Morocco is the only country that does not respect its internationally recognized borders" and therefore does not deserve to be a member of the UA, FM says

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 11, 2016 (SPS) -  Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Uld Salek confirmed in  a press conference at the African Union headquarters on Thursday that Morocco is the only African country that does not respect its internationally recognized borders, And therefore does not deserve to be a member of the African Union.

 

The head of the Sahrawi Diplomacy said that Morocco is the only African country that violates the principle of the Organization of African Unity / African Union concerning the respect of the frontiers existing at the time of the independence of nations contained in paragraph 4 (b) Constitutive Law. "

 

He added, "Morocco is the only African country that occupies a large part of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, a founding member of the African Union, and insists on the refusal to recognize SADR territorial unity despite the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice issued in 1975 , The advisory opinion of the United Nations Legal Adviser published in 2002, the advisory opinion of the Legal Adviser of the African Union published in 2015 and the judgment of the European Court of Justice in 2015 all these opinions and judgments overturn All allegations of the sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara. "

 

"The request of Morocco is a special case, and therefore needs the AU organs special and different treatment because it is an occupying power," says Mohamed Salem Uld Salek SPS

 

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