Western Sahara Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek told the BBC that Morocco’s occupation contradicted the founding principles of the AU.
“The aim and essence of the Union is the liberation of Africa. Morocco [has] become a coloniser,” he said.
“We fought against colonialism and apartheid; how come we are going to accept a country who declared publicly and solemnly that he is occupying a part of a country who is a member of the African Union?” Mr Salek asked.
He insists that if Morocco “wants to join the club, [it] must respect the rules of the club”.
Bir Lahlou, November 10, 2016 (SPS) – The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali has sent a congratulatory message to the President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump.
President Brahim Gali expressed his congratulations and his good wishes to the President-elect “On behalf of the Sahrawi people, I write to extend to you my sincere congratulations upon your election as President of the United States of America. The electoral process was a triumph of democracy, and I am delighted both for you and for the people of the United States.”
Your election, he adds, is an important event in the U.S. history and serves as an inspiration to many people around the world, including the people of the Western Sahara who are awaiting the promised U.N. Referendum on self-determination and look to your country for leadership to restore justice and stability in this region of the world.
The head of state expressed to the American president the interest of the Saharawi government work with your Administration to foster a more peaceful, democratic and prosperous world.