Morocco is set to return to African Union after 32 years of absence. Morocco withdrew from the AU in 1984 after the pan African organization accepted the self-proclaimed Sharawi Arab Democratic Republic as a full-fledged member state. According to news from Morocco, the historic return will be announced between 17th and 18th of July when the heads of states meet in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for AU’s 27th Summit.
Morocco received Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who is the chair of the summit, on June 20 and 21. The visit seems to have been to convince the Morocco to return to the AU. Several African states have called upon Morocco to take its seat at the Au over recent years.