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4th Africa-Arab Summit: African countries unified against destabilization attempts, says messahel

APS - 24 November 2016

MALABO (Equatorial Guinea)- 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.