Casablanca, Morocco (TMT)- South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who attended the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, said he accepted the readmission of Morocco to the AU “to promote unity and coherence within the continent,” despite the fact that his country voted against Morocco’s readmission and rallied various African nations in a bet to reach its end.
Zuma, who met last week the leader of UN-non-recognized Sahraoui Arab Republic Brahim Ghali in Pretoria, said: “We have accepted the outcomes of the summit on the readmission of Morocco to promote unity and coherence within the continent.”
Zuma stressed that South Africa was staunchly against Morocco’s readmission, referring many times to the SADR as a country, despite the fact that the United Nations and most leading democracies in the world do not recognize it.
“There were strong views from member states that by virtue of acceding to the Constitutive Act, Morocco should abide by all provisions of the Act and immediately resolve its relations with the Western Sahara to ensure territorial integrity between the two nations,” Zuma stressed
“The summit agreed on the view that the African Union should prioritize the impasse between the two countries to change the status quo, otherwise we would risk undermining the principles on which the African Union was constituted, as articulated in the Constitutive Act,” the South African president closed.
The Moroccan Times.