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The United Arab Republic 1962: Casablanca Charter

From 4 to 7 January 1962, at the invitation of King Mohammed V, a meeting was convened in Casablanca, gathering representatives of a number of African countries, to discuss the political, economic and social conditions of Africa that had begun to emerge from colonialism.

King Mohammad V

The meeting was attended by leaders and representatives of seven African countries: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic, the editorial leader and President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah, President of Mali Madibo Kita, President of Guinea Conakry Ahmed Sekotori, Farhat Abbas, representing the interim government of the Algerian National Liberation Front And Abdul Qadir Allam, representative of King Libya Idris I.

This meeting resulted in the adoption of the Casablanca Charter, as a framework for joint action to achieve the African goals of building national systems that are free from colonial domination and able to fight illiteracy and poverty and achieve economic development for the benefit of African peoples. The document called for the adoption of a non-aligned policy. The Casablanca charter is considered one of the first signs for a joint African action before the creation of the Organization of African Unity.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the conference and the Charter of Casablanca, the United Arab Republic issued a memorial stamp of 10 milliliters in 1962.

 

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