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President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune urges African States to coordinate efforts for a lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict

In a video-conference meeting of  Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) meeting, which brought together heads of State and Government, President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune called today, Tuesday, for the coordination of Africa’s efforts to crystallize a lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

On this occasion, President Tebboune said: “We have the opportunity today to consider the serious situation in Western Sahara and I hope our deliberations will lead to concrete and effective measures crystallizing a lasting solution to this conflict, which has lasted too long but cannot, have a statute of limitations”.

Recalling Algeria’s constant position vis-à-vis the decolonization in Western Sahara, the President of the Republic called for coordination of efforts and action to end the crisis in Western Sahara, the last colony in the Continent.

“The failure of the ceasefire following the violation of an agreement in force since 1991 and the dangerous escalation of the conflict in Western Sahara are the result of decades of policy of systematic blocking and slowing down of settlement plans, circumvention of the negotiation process and recurrent attempts to impose a fait accompli in the territory of a founding member state of the AU,” added the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

During the same meetings, two issues were discussed: the first one was on the impact of climate change on peace and security in Africa, whereas the second discussed topic was the Western Sahara issue in the light of the recent developments in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

 

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