INTRODUCTION: Libyan leader colonel Muammar Gaddafi proposed on Monday (13 April) a union between Mauritania and the Western Sahara Republic, proclaimed by the Polisario Front guerrillas.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Libyan leader colonel Muammar Gaddafi proposed on Monday (13 April) a union between Mauritania and the Western Sahara Republic, proclaimed by the Polisario Front guerrillas. the Libyan chief also suggested the formation of a pact between Libya, Algeria, Mauritania and the Sahara Republic.
SYNOPSIS: The proposals by Colonel Gaddafi were made after meeting the Mauritanian Prime Minister Sidi Ahmed Ould B'Neijara and Polisario chief Mohammed Abdel-Aziz. The Polisario is fighting against Morocco for an independent republic in the Western Sahara -- a former Spanish colon annexed by Morocco and Mauritania, when Spain pulled out in 1975. but after a military coup in its capital three years later,Mauritania signed a peace accord with the Polisario and withdrew from the territory.
Colonel Gaddafi made his proposal for the four-nation pact in the name of the Steadfastness Front. The Front presided over by the Libyan Arab jamahiriyah is composed of Algeria, Syria, south Yemen and the palestine Liberation Organisation, and is strongly opposed to the Camp David Accords, between Egypt and Israel.
He invited the Lebanese national Movement, a coalitions, to join the Front. During his 12-year rule Colonel Gaddafi has made several attempts at political unity with other Arab and african states.