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Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel on Wednesday, in Malabo, said the « cohesion » that marked the fourth Africa-Arab Summit in the face of Morocco’s attempts to expel the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from the Summit meeting « shows that the African continent remains unified against any attempt to undermine the stability of Africa and the Africa Union. »
Messahel, who represents Algeria at the fourth Arab-African, told International Algeria Radio that Morocco’s attempts to expel the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic « were vain in the face of the resistance of all African countries. »
« No African country made reservations about AU Charter principles. »
The Algerian official stressed that this attitude « shows Africa’s cohesion » and its determination « to thwart any attempt to destabilize the continent. »
« It is a scathing response to all those who seek to sow division in the continent. »
« Morocco’s manoeuvring was doomed to failure in the face of Africa’s determination, » Messahel said.
« Morocco as a neighbouring country wants to join the African Union, however, it, once again, has just shown that it has no real willingness » to be an AU member.