The participants of the event, co-organized by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and the Tanzania Peace Foundation (TPF), emphasized that the solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue essentially involves the expulsion of the puppet unit . “The Source of Division and Instability” in Africa.
“The presence of Ras+ within the AU is a serious violation of international law and the Charter of the Pan-African Organization”, underlined Fahmi Saeed Ibahim, former Comorian Minister of Foreign Affairs, explaining that “Rasd” does not refer to a state’s Any of the constitutional legal elements, i.e. area, population and power to be exercised.
The African Union must correct this “historic error” that affects the credibility and neutrality of the Union and hinders the resolution of the Moroccan Sahara issue, Mr. Ibrahim said, adding that the Moroccan Initiative for Autonomy for the Sahara represents the “only realistic and definitive solution” to this long-standing dispute.
For diplomacy expert Amin Laghidi, the only Moroccan invited to this important symposium, the presence of the so-called “Russad” within the AU actually opposes Morocco, a state that seeks to resolve artificial conflict around the Sahara through diplomatic channels. Committed, to a non-state entity, which, despite being capable of making any tangible contribution to the organization, maintains and displays its warmth.
Recalling that this “non-state” and “non-sovereign” entity was admitted within the OAU in the context of a political and ideological coup, Mr Laghidi said that its retention within the UA was a “proven violation of the Constitution”. ” Is. Act of Pan-African Organization.
The same story goes for Orlando Simba, executive director of the Panafrican Congress in Kenya, who said that two-thirds of the AU’s members do not recognize “rasad”.
He therefore called on African states to work together to end divisions within the Pan-African organization and to strengthen the union and integration of the continent through the expulsion of this entity.
Abundant in the same direction, Sifiso Gift Mahalango, editor-in-chief of the South African media group “The Star”, said that the conflict is a result of Algeria’s “toxic” policies that have supported and weapons this haunted entity for decades.
The artificial conflict around the Moroccan Sahara is unfortunately a “major obstacle” to Africa’s march towards integration, peace, stability and progress, he said.
For his part, the Executive Director of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Kosma Bahli stressed the importance of initiating intellectual reflection to find practical solutions to the question of the Moroccan Sahara based in Morocco. Autonomy Initiative, qualified as “credible” and “serious” by the United Nations and most African countries.
For Andre Gakwaya, Director-General of the Rwanda Information Agency (ARI), the presence of “rusad” within the AU is in “complete contradiction” with the position of the United Nations, which calls on the parties to achieve a just, final and A mutually acceptable political solution to this territorial dispute.
About forty participants from Rwanda, Kenya, Comoros Islands, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa attended the seminar.
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