Rabat, Morocco (TMT)– The President of Seychelles Danny Faure said he took a reconciliation stance on Morocco’s readmission to the African Union, during the heated debate that was witnessed in the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall at the AU Headquarters on Monday afternoon, on the sidelines of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
Danny Faure vented the view that the readmission of the Kingdom of Morocco into the AU represented a historic opportunity for the resolution of the Western Sahara issue that has been dragging for decades.
Danny Faure said that he was invited to briefly speak during what he described as a “heated and protracted” debate on Morocco’s readmission, and took the opportunity to liken “AU to a family and the Kingdom of Morocco and the non self-governing territory of Western Sahara to members of that family,” further stressing that the issue of the future of Western Sahara “should be dealt with like a family dispute, in a fair manner that satisfies both family members,” his office said in a communiqué.
Faure stressed that this “forward-looking and ground breaking stance” was “echoed by the majority of other AU member-states which argued that getting Morocco inside AU will facilitate the resolution of the western Sahara question.”
Faure also shed light on what he considered “serious legal challenges to AU”, as he saw, from the constitutional perspective, “Morocco’s admission into AU incompatible with the Constitution of the latter, its Constitutive Act, as well as other legal instruments of the AU, like the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), and the United Nations Charter.”
However, this very argument holds in favor of Morocco when the one hearkens back to year 1982 when the African Union admitted the Sahraoui Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), not recognized by the United Nations and all leading democracies in the world, back in 1982, in a full breach of the aforementioned acts, constitutions and charters.
The Moroccan Times.