45805
Morocco Wants to Rejoin African Union
International

Morocco Wants to Rejoin African Union

Morocco has formally announced its wish to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after leaving the organization.
In a message to the AU summit in Rwanda, Moroccan King Mohammed VI said the time had come for his country to retake its place within its institutional family.
Morocco left the AU in 1984, after the organization recognized the independence of Western Sahara, BBC reported. Moroccans describe Western Sahara as their country’s “southern provinces.”
For more than three decades, Morocco has refused to be part of the organization.
In March, it threatened to pull its soldiers out of UN global peacekeeping missions because of the dispute.
Now, the Moroccan authorities seem to have concluded their absence has not helped them diplomatically over Western Sahara and many other issues.
They sent a special envoy to lobby African leaders at their summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali this weekend.
The AU has said that it will continue pushing for the rights of the people of Western Sahara to hold a self-determination referendum.
Morocco is the only African country that is not an AU member.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/g1K5yk
  1. http://goo.gl/kqlACm
  • http://goo.gl/vOX4az
  • http://goo.gl/5RHKi4
  • http://goo.gl/trnLkF
  • http://goo.gl/dkdZKw

You can also read ...

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the withdrawal in Washington on June 19.
The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top...
Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting an honor guard while accompanied by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 19.
Kim Jong-un declared North Korea’s unstinting “friendship,...
Donald Trump Loses Top Operations Official
Joe Hagin, the White House official who orchestrated logistics...
Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May was to face a showdown with...
Taliban Kill 30 Afghan Soldiers
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a...
The European Union’s asylum office says the number of people...

Trending

Googleplus