King Mohamed IV Reaches Out To Algeria

For his 23rd anniversary as king of Morocco, Mohamed VI reached out for reconciliation with Algeria.

Relations between the two countries have been strained for several months over the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Rabat has been putting forward a broad autonomy plan under Moroccan sovereignty supported by many countries but rejected by Algiers backing the separatist Polisario Front.

In his address Mohammed VI asked Moroccans to preserve the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and good neighbourliness” towards Algeria, denouncing those who infused hatred between the two.

Last year, the king had already chosen to address a message of peace to its neighbour.

An unsuccessful attempt as in August, Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco accusing it of “hostile actions

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