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Mauritania : The Polisario is not invited to the inauguration ceremony of Ould Ghazouani

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Relations between Mauritania and the Polisario Front are going through a crisis. According to Anbaa Info, which quotes «sources close to the Mauritanian palace», Polisario’s leader Brahim Ghali has been removed from the list of personalities invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of Mauritania’s newly elected president Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

The newspaper said that in Niamey, where he attended an African Union meeting, Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh did not have bilateral meetings with the Polisario’s representatives.

For the record, Brahim Ghali congratulated Ould Ghazouani on July, 1st, after he was confirmed by the Mauritanian Constitutional Council. On the other hand, King Mohammed VI was one of the first leaders to send a message to the newly elected president.

Anbaa.info said that Mauritania has invited Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to the inauguration ceremony of Ould Ghazouani. On July 4 in Niamey, Ould Cheikh handed the Minister Delegate for African Cooperation, Mohcine Jazouli, a written message from President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to King Mohammed VI.

In August 2014, Mauritania did not invite the Polisario to attend the inauguration ceremony of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.  

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