Morocco must understand that Africans are nor King's subjects, says Taleb Omar

Boujdour (Refugee Camps), Dec. 3, 2016 (SPS) - Saharawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Saturday in the refugee camp of Boujdour that "the Kingdom of Morocco must understand that the African people are not subjects of the king and that the African Union is not an organization under the makhzen."

The African Union "is a continental organization that deserves respect, and Morocco, like the other African countries, must abide by its rules and not seeking to submit it to its control," Taleb Omar said in an opening address at the eighth congress of the Saharawi Workers Union, he read on behalf of the president of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the secretary general of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali.

In the address, at the event attended by 600 delegates, the Saharawi official said "the only solution is Morocco's respect of African Union's principles, laws and decisions and giving up hostile expansionist methods, otherwise it will become a heretic state that violates the Union's Charter."

"Morocco carries on occupation and its criminal practices through squandering of Western Sahara's natural resources and increasing moves to involve other partners in this illegal operation and Saharawi people's deprivation of their right to their land and resources."

Concerning Morocco's withdrawal from Malabo Summit, in November, the Saharawi Prime Minister said Africa "has adopted Western Sahara issue as a scared African cause and has given a historic lesson (to Morocco) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea."

"African countries, gathered together at the summit, showed an honourable position against Morocco's constipations, manoeuvring and devious methods and sided with the rights, justice and law." (SPS)