28th AU Summit: A Moroccan King Addresses The AU For The First Time In 33 Years

Moroccan King Mohammed the Sixth addressed the African Union. It is the first time in 33 years that a Moroccan head of state has spoken at the AU assembly. King Mohammed has told African leaders his country is happy to return to the continental bloc. Morocco left the then Organisation of African Unity in 1984, following the admission of Western Sahara. For many years, Morocco has refused to accept the region's independence, and regards the Western Sahara as part of the kingdom's territory. However, last year Morocco submitted its bid to rejoin the AU
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