Saharawi ambassador in Addis Ababa welcomes African states' position based on AU principles
The ambassador of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Ethiopia and permanent representative at the African Union, Lamine Baali, welcomes African countries' positions over Western Sahara people's just struggle for their right to self-determination, noting that the African States are "in line with the principles and foundations" of the African Union.
Saharawi ambassadors speaking at the meetings of the AU Committee of permanent representatives, to wrap up on Wednesday, said "African countries' consensus on supporting SADR's right to participate in the African Union-Arab League partnership summit, held (last November) in Malabo, shows AU's deep, common position over the rights of African peoples."
The Saharawi official praised the continental organization's position at the fourth Arab World-Africa meeting, as it refused to boycott the summit and defended the right of an AU full and founder member, namely the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, to take part at the meeting's works."
The works of the 33rd session of the Committee of AU Permanent Representatives opened Sunday in Addis Ababa, as part of the preparation for the 28th AU summit on January 30-31.
The meeting of the heads of State and Government will be preceded by a Foreign Affairs ministers meeting.