On Thursday, Mustapha Baitas, Morocco’s government spokesperson, insisted that his country is neighborly to all of its neighbors.
Following a cabinet meeting, Baitas stated: “For the neighboring countries, Morocco sticks to the strict respect for the principles of good neighborliness with all.”
The government spokesperson further added that the foreign minister will make a statement or comment once there is an issue, as he is responsible for diplomatic and international relations.
Baitas’ comments were in response to Algeria’s accusation early this week about Morocco killing three of its nationals.
A statement made by Algeria’s Presidency on Wednesday blamed Morocco for the killing of the three Algerians in the border area with Mauritania.
Accusing Rabat of having “hostile tendencies,” which Morocco have dismissed, Algeria severed diplomatic relations with Morocco on August 24.
Algerian-Moroccan ties have been tense for decades against the backdrop of the Western Sahara issue between Rabat and the Algeria-backed Polisario Front.