Zambia hopes that Western Sahara borders are respected following Morocco’s accession to AU

Algiers, Febrauary 09, 2017 (SPS) - The Zambian minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba expressed Wednesday, in Algiers, his country’s wish that the Western Sahara borders are respected and that Morocco “keeps in mind that Western Sahara is a member country of the African Union (AU).”

“I hope that the Western Sahara borders are respected and that Morocco keeps in mind that Western Sahara is a member State  of the AU,” Kalaba told the press at the end of his meeting with the Minister of State, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

He recalled that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is a member of the AU, underlining that the continental Organization was created not only to promote trading and cooperation between the countries of the continent but also to impose the respect of the sovereignty of the member States and their borders.”

Last colony in Africa, Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975 after the withdrawal of Spanish troops and remains, to this day, listed by the United Nations in the chapter of territories to be decolonized, according to the rules of international laws on the subject.SPS

 

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