Opening of Côte d'Ivoire’s diplomatic representation in SADR, “violation of AU Constitutive Act”

APS - 19 February 2020

ALGIERS-Algeria on Tuesday called the opening by the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire of a diplomatic representation in the occupied Sahrawi city of Laayoune "a flagrant transgression of international law” and “violation of the commitments under the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU),” announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.

"Algeria took note of the opening by the government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire of a diplomatic representation in the city of Laayoune in Western Sahara,".

"This kind of act emanating from a founding member of the AU is a violation of the commitments resulting from the constituting act of the AU and a flagrant transgression of international law and of the resolutions of the Security Council and the Assembly general of the UN concerning the question of decolonization of Western Sahara ".

" In any case, the decision to open diplomatic representations by certain African countries, the founders of the AU, is just another episode in a long series of maneuvers and a policy of rushing ahead, which will not succeed in the face of the force of the law and the international legality but also the strong attachment of the Saharawi people to their natural and legitimate right to self-determination ".