Western Sahara: Morocco once again fails to prevent SADR from participating in AU-UN conference

Dakar (Senegal), 27 March 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi Foreign Ministers Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Morocco has once again failed to prevent the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from taking part in the African Union-United Nations partnership conference, to take place in Dakar.

The Saharawi policy chief told reporters after the postponement of Dakar's meeting that "Morocco has once again failed to prevent the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic from taking part (in an international conference as an AU member) after its failure in Malabo Summit."

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) confirmed Sunday the postponement of the African Union-United Nations partnership conference that was due to be held in Dakar.

The ECA has taken the decision after it received the legal opinion of the African Union Commission, which refutes Morocco's allegations and backs the position of the Saharawi Republic.

The UN Economic Commission for Africa received legal arguments from AU Commission and most African bodies that support the participation of the Saharawi Republic as a full member of the African Union. (SPS)

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