Arab Maghreb Union opposes foreign military elements in Africa

The consultative committee of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) voiced on Tuesday strong opposition to any foreign military establishments on the soil of African countries, said reports from Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Arab Maghreb Union opposes foreign military elements in Africa
Such foreign establishments would not bring any benefit to the UMA or the African Union countries, a report by Libyan news agency quoted the group as saying.

On the contrary, they risk catastrophic results for host countries and might be used as an excuse for certain factions to launch attacks on organizations of foreign, especially the U.S. interests, it added.

The UMA consultative committee praises and supports moves by the African countries and groups which have turned down any of such establishments on their territories, the report said.

U.S. President George W. Bush approved plans for military headquarters in Africa in February. However, many African countries have made it clear that they would not host any U.S. military headquarters or provide permanent bases for the U.S. forces.

UMA was founded in 1989 by Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 15:53