Algerian Prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal posing at the Elysee presidential palace after a meeting with French President in Paris, Dec. 5, 2013. ( AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON)
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Ejecting Western Sahara from the African Union is "impossible," Algeria's prime minister said Thursday after his country's arch-rival Morocco urged the bloc to rethink its position on the "phantom state".Morocco quit the AU in protest in 1984 after the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was accepted as a member, but its monarch said Sunday that it hopes to rejoin the bloc.Morocco's return to the AU would need to be validated by a vote.Algeria has kept the land border between the two countries closed since 1994 .
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