Algerian-Moroccan relations: Action of Algerian diplomacy tends to build bridges, not widen gap

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ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said, Saturday in Algiers, that the action of Algerian diplomacy tends to build bridges, highlighting Algeria’s commitment to “not throw oil on the fire, especially when it comes to its relations with Morocco, a sister country.”

“In Algeria, all the authorities are careful not to fuel fire, especially when it comes to our relations with Morocco, a sister country, “said Mr. Boukadoum during a joint press conference with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abou ElGheit, in response to a question on the recent statements by the Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs regarding Algeria.

Describing the Moroccan minister’s declarations as “posturing” and “provocation”, the Algerian head of diplomacy declared :”We have never made inappropriate comments about Morocco and the Moroccan people. We are building our relationships on the future and not on insults and offensive language,” he said.

Recalling, in this regard, that the action of Algerian diplomacy tends to “establish bridges and not to widen the gap with our Moroccan brothers”, Mr. Boukadoum assured that “words cannot erase the truth. there are clear UN resolutions and international law regarding the issue of Western Sahara, a founding member of the African Union (AU) “.

“Algeria’s position is constant. We are not going to have disparaging remarks about our Moroccan brothers,” said the Algerian diplomat, adding that the media campaigns against Algeria “are fomented. Let them say what they want. ”

Referring to the countries that have opened consulates in occupied Laayoune, Mr. Boukadoum said he would have liked to see these countries open consulates in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, instead of opening them in a region where “they have neither nationals nor interest “.

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