Eminent African Personalities Underline 'Illicit, Anachronistic, Unjustified' Character Of Presence Of Sadr Within AU
Kinshasa, October 26 (TNA) Several eminent African personalities, including former ministers, politicians, civil society actors, journalists, economists and academics have underlined in Kinshasa the particular context of the admission of the so-called 'Sadr' into the African Union (AU), noting the "illicit, anachronistic and unjustified" character of this ghostly and non-state entity within the continental organization.
During a seminar organized by the Public Affairs Cabinet (BM Patners), under the theme "The African Union in the light of the Sahara issue: how to move from a dynamic failure to a final solution serving African unity ", the speakers unanimously noted that the admission of the so-called 'Sadr' within the AU took place in a particular context, at a time when the Continent was plagued by different ideological currents, now obsolete.
In this regard, they stressed that a motion of 28 countries supported the return of Morocco to its African family, and by which they decided "to act in view of the suspension of the sadr from the activities of the AU and all its bodies".
They added that the return of Morocco to the AU correlated with the suspension of the "Sadr" favored a form of rebalancing of the continental body on the Sahara issue.
The expulsion of the Sadr must not be considered as a "taboo or unattainable" objective, they insisted, noting that its realization, which is part of a dynamic where realism and pragmatism prevail, does not intend to be an exclusively Moroccan ambition, but it must push African states to put an end to unnecessary divisions.
The experts present also welcomed the decision of the United States to recognize the full and entire sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara, the announcement of the opening of an American consulate in the city of Dakhla and the opening of nearly 25 consulates general of African countries in Laayoune and Dakhla, adding that all this is part of an approach aimed at achieving a solution to this artificial dispute.
They also commended HM King Mohammed VI for his visionary leadership and his openness to a solution acceptable to all.