Morocco Eight Other Arab countries Withdraw from ArabAfrican Summit

Rabat – “Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Yemen and Somalia withdrew from the 4th Pan Arab-African Summit held in Equatorial Guinea, because of the presence of the emblem of a puppet entity in the meeting rooms,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said.Morocco and eight other Arab countries were forced to withdraw from the summit over the non-respect of the principles of Arab-African action, the source added in a statement, noting that participation in the activities organized by the two parties should be restricted to the United Nations member countries, which was not the case with the presence of the emblem of self-proclaimed Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in the meeting rooms.Most countries have supported this position, “which is consistent with the principles of international law, including the respect of the sovereignty and the territorial unity of states,” the source went on. Morocco and the other Arab countries that announced their withdrawal from the summit have always “been fully aware of the importance of the Arab-African partnership and of the role of these two groups in maintaining international peace and stability,” the ministry pointed out, adding that the “commitment of these countries to these principles has always been and will remain strong.”The Kingdom of Morocco and other Arab and African countries have sought to provide all the support needed to ensure the success of this summit held in this friendly African country and hail the great efforts made by the president, the government and the people of the republic of Equatorial Guinea in this regard, the statement said. read more

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