The King of Morocco invited to attend the Arab League summit in Algeria regardless of tensions

Morocco stated that Algeria, on Tuesday, invited King Mohammed VI to attend the Arab League summit in Algiers in November, at a time when tensions are witnessing between the 2 North African neighbors.

The Overseas Ministry in Rabat stated that visiting Algerian Justice Minister Abderracchid Tabi delivered a letter to Overseas Minister Nasser Bourita inviting the king to the November 1-2 summit.

The ministry has not but decided who will symbolize Morocco within the gathering within the Algerian capital.

In line with Jeune Afrique, the king will probably be attending, however there was no official affirmation. Moroccan media stated that Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch and Bourita will journey to Algiers.

King Mohammed renewed calls in late July to revive ties with Algeria, which severed diplomatic ties with Rabat final yr.

Morocco and Algeria have lengthy been at loggerheads over the disputed territory of Western Sahara, the place the Algerian-backed Polisario Entrance seeks independence from Rabat’s rule.

Algeria severed relations in August 2021, accusing Rabat of committing “hostile acts” in a transfer Morocco described as “completely unjustified”.

(AFP)

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