Documents from the Pan-African Parliament
Two documents of the Pan-African Parliament, advisory organ of the African Union.
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"A briefing note for the Pan-African Parliament Committee on International Relations, Cooperation and Conflict Resolution" by Timothy Othieno (Senior researcher of Institute for Global Dialogue), August 2006. Resources_ DisplayDocument.aspx?Type=Docs&ID=173
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Please see "Recommendations" , especially paragraph e.(p.7):
"The PAP should call upon foreign enterprises operating on the basis of agreements signed with the Government of Morocco to withdraw from Western Sahara’s territory and not to do anything that would compromise the peace process."

Report of the Pan-African Parliament Permanent Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution on Peace and Security Situation in Africa, presented to the 7th Ordinary Session of the PAP in May 2007, Midrand, Republic of South Africa Resources_ DisplayDocument. aspx?Type= Docs&ID=519
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Please see the part on Western Sahara, PP.23-26.




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