The stretched hand of King Mohamed VI, what are the stakes?

In this context, he proposed transforming the page of tensions and misunderstandings while accompanying them with a joint political mechanism of dialogue and consultation, in order to improve relations between Rabat and Algiers. In other words, a concrete tool for creating peace of mind and tracing the contours of a great reconciliation in a context of common destinies and common challenges to be met both economically and safely.
This mechanism will be responsible for contributing to "strengthening bilateral dialogue and coordination to enable effective responses to regional and international challenges, in particular those relating to counter-terrorism and migration issues".
And to continue: "By virtue of his mandate, this mechanism will have to commit itself to examine all bilateral issues, with frankness, objectivity, sincerity and good faith, without conditions or exceptions, according to an" open agenda ". Mohamed VI also said that his country is "open to any proposal and initiative coming from Algeria to defuse the blockade between the two neighboring countries". Thus, the king of Morocco is starting a new phase in bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries, with the goal of achieving an openness of borders and the normalization of bilateral relations that have suffered several incidents during The current year involved several problems, including that of the conflict in Western Sahara. This real offer, also considered as the result of an acute awareness of the need to leave the paralyzing status quo which characterizes relations between the two countries, intervenes in an international context in which Morocco finds itself in a rather delicate diplomatic situation, in particular as regards the case of Western Sahara in which Algeria has always expressed its positions in accordance with international law.
Firm positions that are not ready to give up regardless of regional issues. That said, in this issue of Western Sahara, Algeria is not the only country to support self-determination of the Saharawi people, as stated in the Quai d'Orsay declaration that welcomed the initiative of King Mohamed VI through his spokesman Agnès von der Mühll who moved the question "France has always called for the strengthening of the links between Morocco and Algeria, which are the main partners to which we unite the links of an exceptional density". In the same communiqué, France reiterated its support for the staffing efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy and welcomed the prospect of a preliminary round of talks in Geneva in December.
The same applies to the European Union, which, in a statement by one of its spokespersons, said that it "followed with interest" the king's speech and the initiative of the sovereign to create a common political mechanism for the dialogue. and concertation, in order to overcome the cyclical differences that hinder the development of relations between Morocco and Algeria. "Any constructive initiative that can contribute to good cooperation in the Maghreb region is welcome," said the spokesperson. Finally, for his part, the UN spokesman said, in response to a question by a journalist on the proposal of Mohamed VI in Algeria, to create a common political mechanism for dialogue and consultation, contained in the real speech, that " the Secretary-General has always been in favor of a strengthened dialogue between Morocco and Algeria ".

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