Morocco and Algeria are being urged by Saudi Arabia to participate in the conversation to settle their disagreements. Algeria declared the end of diplomatic relations with Morocco on Tuesday.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on Morocco and Algeria to prioritize discussion and diplomatic solutions in resolving their issues.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed the Saudi government’s sorrow for the changes in ties between the brothers in Morocco and Algeria.
It also expressed the Kingdom’s government’s hope for the resumption of relations between the two countries as soon as possible, urging the two countries to prioritize dialogue and diplomacy to find solutions to contentious issues that contribute to the opening of a new chapter in their relations, benefiting their peoples and ensuring regional security and stability.
Algeria has declared the severance of diplomatic relations with Morocco, which will begin Tuesday, and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has stated that the severance would not damage the two nations’ populations.
The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the other hand, criticized Algeria’s arguments for breaking diplomatic ties with Morocco last evening, expressing sorrow for making such a move, which is termed as “totally unjustifiable.”
“The decision was expected against the background of the logic of escalation, which was witnessed by the Algerian side in recent weeks,” Rabat stated.
It emphasized that “the Kingdom of Morocco will continue to work intelligently and responsibly to establish sound and constructive Maghreb ties” and that “the Kingdom of Morocco will remain a trustworthy and loyal partner for the Algerian people.”
Algeria stated on the 19th of this month that it will review its relations with Morocco following “hostile conduct.”
According to a statement issued at the time by the Algerian Administration of the Republic, this followed an emergency meeting of the Algerian Supreme Security Council, chaired by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to examine what the presidency described as Morocco’s continued hostile conditions.
It’s also worth noting that the two Arab neighbor’s borders have been closed formally since August 16, 1994.