Western Sahara/ Climate change: President Tebboune participates in Special Summit of AU’s Peace and Security Council

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Algeria- The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune participated, today, Tuesday, March 09th, 2021, via videoconference, in the Special Summit of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council.

To this end, the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) held a videoconference meeting at the level of Heads of State and Government with a view to examining the burning issue of occupied Western Sahara, where Morocco, unilaterally, broke the 30-year-old ceasefire.

The meeting was scheduled as part of the PSC presidential summit. The session was chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The two parties to the conflict, the SADR (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) and Morocco were invited to join the meeting to present their positions”, according to Radio Algerie news website.

As such, this high-level meeting on Western Sahara represents a failure for Morocco, which maneuvered, in vain, to prevent its holding. Rabat wanted to block the pan-African organization from reaching the quorum necessary to convene this meeting, added the same source.

This is the first meeting of its kind since the resumption of the armed struggle in Western Sahara on November 13, 2020, devoted to the evaluation of the implementation of the decision of the extraordinary AU summit in December 2020 on the Sahrawi cause.

In addition, climate change and its impact on peace and security in Africa were, also, on the agenda of this special summit.

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