Port Louis (Mauritius), Sept 05, 2017 (SPS) – A Saharawi delegation took part at a meeting of the African Union (AU) expert group on the draft protocol annexed to the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community on the freedom of movement of people, the right of residence and the right of settlement, held in Port Louis, capital of Mauritius, from 4 to 6 September 2017.
The meeting of the expert group of African Union countries comes after the meetings of the Ghanaian capital Accra and the Rwandan capital Kigali with a view to adopting a roadmap for the implementation of the Protocol, in accordance with the decision of the Summit of Heads of State and Government in Kigali 2016, welcoming the implementation of the Protocol and the launching of the African passport.
The delegation includes the Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Laghdaf Mohamed Abdel Fattah and the First Secretary of the Sahrawi Embassy to the African Union, Mr. Abdullah Mohamed Siddamou. The meeting will discuss strengthening the implementation of the African Union’s road map project and the Group of Experts with a view to accelerating the implementation of the Protocol.
The draft protocol attached to the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community on the freedom of movement of persons, the right of residence and the right to settle under Article 43 of that Treaty, adopted in the Nigerian capital of Abuja by the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 3 June 1991. SPS