The African Union Peace and Security Council summit turned out to be a platform to deny Algeria and Kenya, which had tried unsuccessfully to include the Sahara issue on the agenda of the meeting originally devoted to climate change.
At the instigation of Algeria, Kenya, which holds the rotating presidency of the AU Peace and Security Council, considered it appropriate to include the Sahara issue in the summit discussions.
But that was wrong. First blow: Only 4 out of 15 African leaders responded to the invitation from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Second blow: the majority of the participants rejected the maneuver and reiterated the exclusivity of the United Nations in its search for a political solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara.
It must be said that Algeria has been bogged down on the Sahara issue since the adoption of Decision 693 at the AU summit in Nouakchott in July 2018.
The decision made it clear that only the AU troika of heads of state can address the Sahara issue and only in support of the efforts of the United Nations, which remain the exclusive framework for answering this question.
Despite this decision, taken unanimously by African leaders, Algeria is repeatedly attempting to include the Sahara issue on the AU agenda by leaving aside its Polisario puppet and its official claim that it is a mere observer country on the issue .
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