Moroccan King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence to the President of Algeria, Abdelmajid Tebboune, following the death of the former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
In this message, the King states to have learned with deep sorrow and deep emotion the news of the death of the former Algerian president. In this painful circumstance, the Moroccan leader expresses to the Algerian President and, through him, to the family of the deceased and to the Algerian people, his deep condolences, and his sincere compassion.
Mohammed VI says he remembers the ties that bound the deceased to Morocco, whether during the periods of childhood and studies in the city of Oujda or even during the activism for the independence of sister Algeria, adding that history retains that the late Bouteflika marked an important phase in the modern history of Algeria.
At the same time, King Mohammed VI also sent a message of condolence to the family members due to the death of the former Algerian president.
It was noteworthy that the King of Morocco’s condolence message came after the political crisis that resulted in the severing of diplomatic relations between Algeria and Morocco.
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra announced at a press conference on August 24 that his country had decided to cut diplomatic relations with Morocco.