Serbian researcher emphasizes merits of call for expulsion of pseudo 'rasd' from AU

The researcher at the Institute of International Politics and Economics of the University of Belgrade, Mihajlo Vucic, has put forward the merits of the call for the expulsion of the ghostly “rasd” from the African Union , launched recently during a large seminar held in Dar Es-salaam, stressing that the proclamation in the past of this puppet entity was a “unilateral” act contrary to the objectives of the UN process for the settlement of the artificial regional dispute around the Sahara Moroccan. “The acceptance of its membership (pseudo rasd, note) places the Member States of the AU, at the origin of this approach, in a position of undue influence on the political process led by the United Nations which leaves open the question of the status of the Sahara until a mutually acceptable, just and lasting solution is found ”, pointed out M.Vucic in an editorial in the journal“ Evropsko zakonodavstvo ”(European legislation). He observed that these countries were seeking to impose “the proclamation of the pseudo rasd as a State in contradiction with the aims of the UN process which excludes unilateral solutions”, which gives rise, he explained, “to tensions additional in the region and stirs up the maximalist and unacceptable demands of the Polisario ”. For the Serbian researcher, the mere fact that the status of the pseudo rasd is the subject of a dispute between the Member States of the AU calls into question the legitimacy of its membership in such an organization, exclusively reserved for States ”, noting that “there is no other example of an AU member state whose status is contested by other members.” He noted, in this sense, that “Algeria, which should try to give diplomatic impetus to the process led by the UN, through close cooperation with Morocco, has unfortunately opted for the severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries, which hinders the efforts of the United Nations in the search for a final status which would be mutually acceptable ”. “The obvious conclusion is that the Moroccan side is the only one to make efforts in this regard and that these efforts are gaining ground in wider African circles,” he said. For this expert, “the Dar Es Salaam event is further proof of this progress. The call for the expulsion of the pseudo rasd from the AU was supported by praise for Moroccan efforts to not only come up with solutions for the status of the Moroccan Sahara but also to allow its citizens to prosper and for the to integrate more and more into the African economy in the broad sense ”. The participants notably highlighted Morocco’s development model in its southern provinces, with particular emphasis on its various large-scale projects affecting key sectors, such as infrastructure, renewable energies, logistics and higher education, he recalled, stressing that these projects position the region as a bridge between sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. He indicated that, “in the same spirit, these economic bridges, once created, will even go beyond the legal loopholes created by the decisions of the European Court of Justice”. The Serbian researcher evoked, moreover, the position of the Republic of Serbia which “could serve as an example of a third party of bona fide”, noting that, “as emerges from the joint press release following the visit of the Serbian Minister of foreigners in Rabat, on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Serbian government is of the opinion that only constructive and realistic proposals on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara are likely to constitute the solutions final, mutually acceptable and lasting as required by the UN ”. With this in mind, the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Selakovic, wished to underline the efforts made by the Moroccan government to come up with proposals such as the autonomy plan and to use all the diplomatic and political tools to obtain support. to these proposals. With MAP