Morocco’s repeated hostile actions require review of bilateral relations, says Algerian Presidency

The Algerian Presidency announced that Morocco's continued hostile actions require a review of relations between the two countries.

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In a written statement from the social media account of the Presidency of Algeria, it was stated that the Supreme Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on August 19.

Pointing to the forest fires in which at least 70 people lost their lives, it was stated that the meeting was held to discuss the general situation in the country after the tragic events and the ongoing hostile actions of Morocco and Israel against Algeria.

“Morocco’s repeated hostile actions against Algeria require a review of relations between the two countries and increased security checks on its western border.” Details of the actions in question were not shared in the statement.

The Kingdom of Morocco has not yet replied on the subject.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI called on Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on August 1 to reopen the borders between the two countries and normalize relations. However, Algeria did not respond to the Moroccan King’s call.

On the other hand, in a written statement made by the Algerian Foreign Ministry on August 16, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita was accused of allowing Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s statements criticizing Algeria.

Reacting to Lapid’s statements during his visit to Morocco which expressed concern about Algeria’s role in the region and its rapprochement with Iran, it was noted that Lapid was guided by Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita.

Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid became the first Israeli minister to visit Morocco on August 11, following the normalization agreement signed between Tel Aviv and Rabat last year.

The Western Sahara dispute lies at the root of the disagreements in Moroccan-Algerian relations. While Algeria is in support of the Polisario Front in the Western Sahara region, Morocco stresses that the area is part of its sovereignty.

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