Rabat – The city of Marrakech will host a ministerial conference on the African Union’s role in supporting the UN-led political process.
According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), 40 African countries will send their delegations to attend the conference.
The conference will be also held to to express support for the “Decision Assembly / AU / Dec.693 (XXXI), adopted at the 31st AU
, held on July 1 and 2 in 2018” in Nouakchott, Mauritania” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
The decision, according to the ministry, “reaffirms the exclusivity of the United Nations” in the Western Sahara conflict.
The ministry added that the conference is part of the “wise and enlightened vision of African states to reinforce the unity of the continent and to reject any attempt to deviate from its urgent priorities for sustainable human development, integration prosperity of its citizens.”
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During Morocco-Rwanda Joint High Commission on March 19,
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita spoke about the AU position on the Western Sahara conflict.
Bourita called for the depollution of the African Union of “sterile, useless and out of step with reality” debates about Western Sahara.
At the 31st summit in Nouakchott, the pan African organization decided to limit its role in the conflict.
In July 2018, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, released a report to emphasize that the United Nations is the only body with legitimacy tasked to find an agreed upon and mutually acceptable solution to the conflict.
The report also reiterated the AU’s support to the UN-led political process to end the conflict.