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Date of posting : December 5, 2016

Morocco Denounces African Union Commission Chairperson’s New Maneuvers

The Kingdom of Morocco has strongly denounced the continuing actions of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, who is trying to thwart Morocco’s decision to regain its natural and legitimate position within its pan-African institutional family.

“Thus, after unjustifiably delaying the distribution of Morocco’s request to the AU members, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma continues her obstruction, by improvising a new and unprecedented procedural requirement in the texts and practices of the Organization, and by which it would arbitrarily reject letters of support for Morocco from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the AU member states,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said Wednesday in a statement.
“The Chairperson of the African Union Commission is at odds with her duty of neutrality, the rules and regulations of the Organization and the will of its member states,” the ministry pointed out.
“Indeed, to date, Morocco has documented the support of a large majority of AU member states, far greater than what is required by the Constitutive Act of the AU. These members have already communicated to Zuma formal and legally valid letters of support for Morocco’s decision to return to the Pan-African Organization at the next Summit,” the source added.