‘AU’s Partial Stances Strip it From Legitimacy to Play Any Role’ in Western Sahara

The notoriously partial stances by the African Union (AU) in favor of Algeria and its creation “the Polisario” strip it from any credibility or legitimacy to assume any role concerning the Moroccan Sahara issue (known as Western Sahara), said, on Tuesday in New York, Morocco’s ambassador to the UN Omar Hilale.

“The AU has a real obsession over the human rights issue in the Moroccan Sahara but its partial stances strip it from any credibility, legitimacy or contribution,” Hilale said at a press conference after the adoption of UNSC resolution 2218 on the Sahara.

The Moroccan diplomat affirmed that the decision by the UNSC on MINURSO mission to keep it unchanged was “sovereign”.

He added that influential powers at the Council insist that the UN remains a legitimate entity to manage this issue and that the UN process be maintained and protected.

In its resolution 2218 adopted unanimously by its 15 member states, the UNSC recognized and commended the measures and initiatives taken by Morocco to reinforce the CNDH regional committees in Dakhla and Laayoune.