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Responding to Royal Speech, Washington Says Better Ties between Algeria and Morocco will Help Tackle Bilateral, Regional Issues

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The improvement of relations between Algeria and Morocco will help the two countries tackle common bilateral and regional issues such as terrorism, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and economic integration, the US department of state said on Thursday.
Responding to Royal Speech, Washington Says Better Ties between Algeria and Morocco will Help Tackle Bilateral, Regional Issues
15 November 2018

The American department of state reacted to the announcement made by HM King Mohammed VI in his speech to the Nation, on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Green March, concerning Morocco's readiness to engage in a direct and frank dialogue with Algeria.

The US Government has urged Algeria and Morocco to recognize that improved relations will help the two countries tackle common bilateral and regional issues such as terrorism, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and economic integration, the department of state told MAP-Washington.

In his speech to the Nation, HM the King had underlined that "I should like to say today, in a very straightforward and responsible way, that Morocco stands ready for a direct and frank dialogue with our sister nation, Algeria, in order to settle the transient and objective differences impeding the development of relations between the two countries".

To this end, HM the King had suggested to "our Algerian brothers that we set up a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation. This mechanism's format, nature and level of representation can be mutually agreed upon," noting that Morocco is willing to consider the proposals or initiatives Algeria may want to offer in this regard so as to break the stalemate in the relations between the two neighbors and sister nations.

Last modified : 15 November 2018

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