Algeria Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Morocco

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News ID: 52929
Publish Date: 22:52 - 24 August 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 (YJC)_ Foreign Minister of Algeria said the country cuts its diplomatic ties with Morocco.

Algeria Cuts Diplomatic Ties with MoroccoAlgeria has cut diplomatic ties with Morocco, the country’s Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra announced. During a press conference, he accused Rabat of "hostile actions". "Since the day of independence and throughout the history Morocco has been continuing hostile actions toward our country", the minister told a news conference.

Lamamra claimed Moroccan intelligence agencies have been spying on Algerian officials. The minister also drew attention to a recent incident when the Moroccan envoy to the United Nations expressed support for the self-determination of Algeria’s Kabylie region. The move prompted Algiers to recall its ambassador to Morocco.

The development comes five days after Algeria promised to review relations with its neighbour, whom it accused of “hostile acts”. Last week, the country’s Security Council said Morocco was reportedly responsible for forest fires, which claimed the lives of 90 people in Algeria.

Relations between the two North African states have been marred by several crises, particularly by the 1963 Sand War as well as the ongoing disagreement over the political status of Western Sahara. The border between the two countries has been closed since 1994.

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