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Jeune Afrique Reconfirms King Mohammed VI's participation In Arab League Summit

Rabat - Jeune Afrique reconfirmed on Tuesday Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s participation in the Arab League Summit set to take place in Algiers on November 1-2, citing “well-informed” Algerian diplomatic sources.

The self-described pan-African magazine said that the Moroccan monarch would be accompanied by his son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan. Leaders from across the Arab world are set to take part in the regional event. 

In August 2021, Algeria unilaterally cut diplomatic relations with Morocco. However, Algerian diplomatic sources recently cited by Jeune Afrique say that the Algerian presidency wishes to receive the Moroccan monarch. 

The high-level summit is therefore expected to provide an opportunity to establish a new era of relations between the neighboring countries. 

However, the Western Sahara dispute is likely to remain the center of tensions between Rabat and Algiers with the Algerian government constantly refusing to admit its key contributions to sustain and fuel the decades-long dispute.

Morocco remains open to dialogue as King Mohammed VI has stressed on numerous occasions his country’s willingness to have a “frank dialogue” with its neighbor to promote and maintain regional stability. 

In August, the Algerian regime responded to Morocco’s offer for dialogue and peace, stating that there will be “no peace with Morocco,” while referring to Western Sahara “occupation” accusations.

However, Algeria’s refusal to support UN conflict resolution efforts with regard to the Western Sahara dispute has been implicitly addressed in the latest UN Secretary General’s report on Western Sahara.

The report, submitted on October 3 to the UN Security Council by Antonio Guterres, states that a sustainable peaceful solution to the dispute can only be achieved if “all concerned [parties] engage in a good faith and there is continued support from the international community.” 

The report refers to Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, and the Polisario separatists when talking about the concerned parties. 

Source: Morocco World News.

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