Morocco becomes representative of Arab Maghreb Union at African Union, another blow to Algeria
Morocco has gained an important post within the African Union, dealing a hard blow to the Algerian regime which has lost regional and international lust, becoming just an empty shell.
Moroccan diplomat Amina Selmane has presented lately to AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat her credentials as the Permanent Representative of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) to the AU.
Ms. Selmane, who served as Morocco’s consul in Verona (Italy), becomes thus the first Permanent Representative of UMA at the African Union. Her accreditation by the chairperson of the AU Commission is a recognition of the trust and credibility the North African Kingdom enjoys across in the Continent.
The isolated Algerian authoritarian regime has been irked by the AU recognition of Morocco’s regional leadership but kept silent when it was neither invited nor consulted when Gulf Arab foreign ministers gathered with their counterparts from Egypt, Iraq and Jordan over the weekend in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria’s return to the Arab League.
At the end of their consultative meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke over the phone with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita to inform him about the outcome of the meeting, ignoring Algeria.
Several heavyweight Arab leaders, including Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates and other Heads of State skipped the Arab summit hosted last November by Algeria, showing the status of this country reeling under the grip of a corrupt and despotic junta.