Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum dubbed « very important » the latest decision of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Western Sahara, published on 18th March, adding that it is an achievement that will establish security and stability in North Africa.
In a statement, Boukadoum said the last meeting of the African Union’s PSC, at the level of heads of state and government, on Western Sahara the conflict, took a « very important » decision.
For Boukadoum, the SPC took the initiative to accompany the United Nations in the settlement process of the conflict in Western Sahara, stressing that the UN « is not the only responsible for the issue but also the AU, which has today recovered this cause that mainly concerns two African Union member states, » with reference to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Moroccan kingdom.
The head of Algerian diplomacy reiterated that the decision is « an achievement in the establishment of peace in North Africa. »
On Morocco’s rejection of the African SPC’s decision, Boukadoum said the latest decision « is sovereign in relation to all African Union member states and not for a single one. »
« The decision was adopted unanimously by all Member States (…) without any reservation of any participating State. »