Western Sahara Dispute: Tanzania Supports Morocco

The ongoing Western Sahara region dispute finally gets a favorable tone from Tanzania to Morocco and a joint statement from both the nations reveal the stance is based on the principle of reconciliation and the call for a permanent as well as viable solution.

Tanzania expressed too in the statement its readiness to help implement past UN resolutions on the decades-old disputed region.

President John Magufuli said his country would support for the efforts of United Nations to reach a permanent solution.

In October Moroccan King Mohammed VI visited the country during his East Africa tour and both the countries signed 22 cooperation agreements.

In the same month it was also announced by African Union (AU) that Morocco has asked to return back to the Pan African organization, and if this turns up true it would happen after more than 30 years.

Morocco withdrew from the organization in 1984 protesting the admission of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) into it.

Several years earlier to the admission the same was declared unilaterally by the Polisario Front.

The Polisario Front is a self-proclaimed national liberation movement and since early 1970s it demanded for an independent state in Western Sahara, bringing to end the Moroccan presence there.

Earlier this year in July during a AU summit in Rwanda the Moroccan king expressed willingness for his country to return to the union.

The Western Sahara conflict started in 1975 after the end of Spanish occupation of the North African region. It is a territory n southern Morocco.

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