The United Nations reiterated its support for a “reinforced dialogue” between Morocco and Algeria, to the great benefit of the entire region.
“We have always been very much in favor of a reinforced dialogue between Algeria and Morocco, whose relations are very important for the region,” said Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, during his Daily press briefing in New York.
This is the second statement by the spokesman of the UN Secretary-General on the importance of initiating a sustained dialogue between Morocco and Algeria, following the speech that King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Green March, the Sovereign announced Morocco’s willingness to enter into a “direct” and “frank” dialogue with Algeria.
On November 7, Mr. Dujarric had indeed indicated that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, “has always been in favor of a reinforced dialogue between Morocco and Algeria”.
In his address to the Nation, HM the King said: “It is, therefore, in all clarity and responsibility that I declare today the readiness of Morocco to direct and frank dialogue with Algeria sister, so that exceeding the short-term and objective differences that hinder the development of our relations”.
“To this end, I propose to our brothers in Algeria the creation of a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation. The level of representation within this structure, its format, its nature are to be agreed upon, “said the Sovereign, noting that” Morocco is open to any proposals and initiatives from Algeria for to defuse the blockage in which are the relations between the two neighboring countries “.