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South Africa: Trump’s recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara violates international law and African Union charter

1 month ago at 14/Dec/2020 45

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, considered Trump’s recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara as a violation of the international legality and African Union Constitutive Act, in a statement on international developments for the year 2020, in Pretoria Today.

“We are also concerned by the recent developments relating to the situation in Western Sahara, which US recognition of Morocco goes against international law and the African Union’s Constitutive Act,” she indicated.

She further estimated that “these developments may fuel hostilities between Morocco and the Sahrawi”, adding that “silencing the guns in these situations requires dealing with the root causes of conflicts which invariably includes governance deficits, human rights abuses and contestation over resources.

In this regard, she recalled that “the recent AU Summit agreed that the role of foreign interests in the conflicts needs greater attention.”

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