Abdullah bin Zayed: We regret the severance of diplomatic relations between Algeria and Morocco

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, affirmed the UAE’s constant keenness on the strength and strength of positive Arab relations, their unity and development, in a manner that serves the interests of brotherly peoples and enhances their prosperity and renaissance. His Highness said that the UAE has always sought to strengthen and strengthen Arab relations, and from this standpoint, it regrets the developments between Algeria and Morocco and the severing of diplomatic relations between the two countries. His Highness added that the UAE has strong brotherly relations with both countries and seeks to develop them, in line with the state’s supportive approach to all joint efforts that serve Arab causes. His Highness affirmed the UAE’s keenness to strengthen and develop its bilateral relations with the two brotherly countries, praising the permanent cooperation that governs UAE relations with Morocco and Algeria.

Arab and Western countries and Islamic and Arab organizations called on Morocco and Algeria to give priority to the language of dialogue and diplomacy to find solutions to controversial issues in a way that contributes to opening a new page in relations between them, benefits their peoples, achieves security and stability for the region, and promotes joint Arab action, while Morocco expressed its regret over Algeria’s decision. It was “completely unjustified” to cut diplomatic relations with him, according to what the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued on Tuesday/Wednesday night, hours after the Algerian side announced the decision on the grounds of “hostile acts” from the kingdom.

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Riyadh hopes to restore relations

Saudi Arabia expressed its regret over the developments in relations between Morocco and Algeria. The Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed the Kingdom’s hope for the return of relations between the two countries as soon as possible. She called on the two countries to give priority to dialogue and diplomacy to find solutions to controversial issues, in a way that contributes to opening a new page in their relations, benefits their peoples, achieves security and stability for the region, and enhances joint Arab action.

The university demands restraint

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called on Algeria and Morocco to exercise restraint and to avoid escalation between them.

Aboul Gheit expressed his “deep regret over the state of relations between Algeria and Morocco,” calling on “the two countries to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation.”

In turn, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation called for adopting the language of dialogue to resolve any differences in views that may arise between Morocco and Algeria.

In this context, the Arab Parliament stressed the call of Algeria and Morocco to give priority to the brotherly relations between them and the interests of their two brotherly peoples, which impose restraint and avoid escalation in the relations between the two brotherly countries.

In a statement, the Arab Parliament called on Morocco and Algeria to engage in a constructive dialogue to calm tension and discuss contentious issues between them within an Arab brotherly framework.

Paris stresses regional “stability”

France called for “dialogue” for the sake of regional “stability”. On Wednesday, the two countries urged Algeria and Morocco to return to the logic of “dialogue” for the sake of “stability” in the Maghreb region.

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“France, of course, remains committed to deepening relations and dialogue between the countries of the region, in order to consolidate stability and prosperity in them,” the assistant spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Morocco expressed its regret at Algeria’s “completely unjustified” decision to sever diplomatic relations with it, according to what the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued on Tuesday/Wednesday night, hours after the Algerian side announced the decision on the grounds of “hostile acts” from the kingdom.

The statement stressed that Rabat “categorically rejects false justifications; Rather, the absurdity on which it was based,” he said, adding that this decision was “expected, given the logic of the escalation that has been monitored in recent weeks.”

inevitable fate

For his part, the Moroccan Prime Minister, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said he regretted the decision, adding that the Kingdom hopes to overcome this situation soon.

He added in an interview with “Voices of the Maghreb” website, that the recent speech of the Moroccan king included a call for dialogue and an affirmation that “Morocco considers that Algeria’s stability and security is from Morocco’s stability and security, and Morocco’s stability and security is part of Algeria’s stability and security.”

He continued, “I still hope that we will reach the implementation of this call, on the ground,” noting that “Morocco looks at the higher interests of the Maghreb peoples in general, and the Moroccan and Algerian peoples in particular.”

Regarding the possibility of normalizing relations with Algeria, El Othmani said: “In my personal opinion, building the Maghreb Union and the return to normal relations between the two neighbors, Morocco and Algeria, is an inevitable and necessary destiny dictated first and foremost by common interests and building a common future,” as dictated by “great challenges.” that the world is experiencing today, which is based on strong regional groupings with common interests.”

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Meanwhile, the Algerian House of Representatives (National People’s Assembly) on Wednesday endorsed the political leadership’s decision to cut diplomatic relations with Morocco, hours after the National Assembly (the second chamber of Parliament) endorsed the decision, making the decision fully supported by the legislative authority. (agencies)

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