October 16, 2017.- SADR won a diplomatic victory that history will maintain as a recognition of Africa to the heroism of a people who for decades have opposed injustice, oppression, exodus and the complicity of many of the powerful in our world.
Thus, the Honorable Council of Foreign Ministers of the African Union has decided that the Continental Organization does not accept a summit with the European Union without SADR.
The Council gave a firm mandate to the President of the Union Commission to persuade Côte d’Ivoire to send the invitation to participate to the SADR by 27 October and if this decision is not fulfilled the EU-AU Partnership Summit will AUTOMATICALLY be organized in Addis Ababa.
This historical political position in Africa was taken after several hours of debates where Morocco used all the means and arms in its power in the Conference Hall and beyond. A well-known extra-African power did what it could to provide its support by exerting direct pressure on many delegations.
A large majority made loud and clear that Africa has to be respected through its strong attachment to its Constitutive Act, its principles and decisions.