Sources: Morocco king not to attend Arab Maghreb Union summit
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will not participate in next week's summit of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in the Algerian capital, apparently because of Moroccan-Algerian differences over the Western Sahara, informed sources said Wednesday.
It would require a "last-minute surprise" for the king to decide to go the summit on June 21 and 22 in Algiers, the sources said.
Moroccan political sources indicated in the last few days that the king might not attend because of differences over the disputed status of Western Sahara, AFP reported.
The heads of state of AMU's five member nations - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania - were invited to take part in the AMU summit.
The activities of the AMU, which was founded in 1989 to coordinate the five Maghreb countries' political and economic strategies, have been effectively frozen since December 1995 by Rabat due to disputes with Algiers. (albawaba.com)
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