The African Union does not accept a summit with the European Union without SADR

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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.

This event is a strong message for Rabat, Paris and Madrid to put an end to the aggression against the Saharawi people.

The time of colonialism in Western Sahara has no future or guarantee of interest. Africa ratified it today at its headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Respect for the borders of SADR and its territorial integrity is the solution.

Long live SADR.

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017.

Congratulations and best wishes.

Mohamed Salem Ouldsalek.