Morocco re-joined the AU earlier this year, and the issue has resurfaced in a debate over whether the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR) of Western Sahara will be represented in the 5th AU-EU Summit at the end of November.
The Polisario Front proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
, however operates in exile from a refugee camp the size of the city in neighboring Algeria.
A number of AU leaders feared that the country may seek the expulsion of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR) - which claims sovereignty over the disputed territory - before joining.
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
, declared by the Polisario in 1976, is a full member of the African Union.
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal met Wednesday in the Djenane El Mithaq Residence in Algiers, Brahim Ghali, Secretary General of the Polisario Front and President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR), a statement of the Prime Minister's Office.
led negotiations between Morocco and the Western Saharan government-in-exile, known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
These concerns echo the official position of the government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR), the Sahrawi authority currently in control of approximately one quarter of the territory of Western Sahara.
Peru recognises the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim, who developed her musical talents and participated in major cultural events in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
, performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo's El-Geneina Theatr.
Morocco has left the AU in 1984 after the organization admitted the Polisario-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR) as a member.
Islamabad -- According to a recent statement from the prime minister of the Republic of Mauritius, the government of this African country decided to withdraw its recognition of the self-proclaimed Polisario Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Indeed, neither has Morocco asked Nouakchott to suspend its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR), with the ambiguity it entails, especially while other African capitals have taken the step of suspending such recognition, although they are not tied to Morocco by treaties and agreements at the level of the Arab Maghreb Union; nor did Mauritania depart from its commitment to neutrality, vocally supporting the efforts exerted by the United Nations to find a consensual political solution that would be acceptable to all sides.