Thanks to the vigilance of the Moroccan diplomacy and the mobilization of friendly countries, a declaration hostile to Morocco could not have the effect that its authors had expected.
According to informed sources to MoroccoTelegram, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was preparing to make a statement yesterday, Monday, November 2, before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, on the subject of “decolonization”. According to the same sources, their intention was to touch, by that, the integrity of the Moroccan Sahara.
However, the move was taken without taking into account the vigilance of Moroccan diplomacy, and the mobilization of countries friendly to the Kingdom.
Indeed, our sources explain, countries friendly to Morocco, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Comoros, Malawi, Eswatini and Zambia expressed their opposition to certain paragraphs on the Moroccan Sahara in the draft declaration.
Faced with the stubbornness of the SADC, the Mozambican chairmanship of this commission considered that there was no consensus, and that there could therefore be no speech.
SADC eventually withdrew from the list of speakers, released the same day, by the secretariat of the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly.