Morocco wants to rejoin African Union after 32 years, says Moroccan King Mohammed VI


After 32 years, the country Morocco has taken decision to rejoin the African Union. This information was revealed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Sunday.

"For a long time our friends have been asking us to return to them, so that Morocco can take up its natural place within its institutional family. The moment has now come," the monarch on Sunday said in a message sent to an AU summit taking place in Kigali, the MAP Moroccan news agency said.

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In 1984 during the protest, Morocco gave up the grouping when the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was declared as a member.

King Mohammed said, “Morocco left the club but it never quit Africa in his message to AU leaders as they began a two-day meeting in the Rwandan capital.”

The UN brokered a ceasefire in 1991 between Moroccan troops and Sahrawi rebels of the Algerian-backed Polisario Front but a promised referendum to settle the status of the desert territory has yet to materialise.

King Mohammed urged the bloc to rethink its position on the "fantom state" of Western Sahara, saying that a political solution was being worked on under the auspices of the UN.

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