UAE regrets severance of ties between Algeria and Morocco

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said the UAE would bolster its bilateral ties with the two brotherly nations

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has expressed the UAE’s regret over the severance of ties between Algeria and Morocco.

On Tuesday, Algeria’s Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra claimed “hostile actions” on Morocco’s part were reponsible for its decision to suspend diplomatic relations.

Morocco said it regretted what it called Algeria’s unjustified decision to cut ties, and would remain a “credible and loyal partner” to the Algerian people.

On Wednesday, Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE was keen to ensure robust and positive relations between all Arab nations, and to strengthen ties in a way that serves their peoples’ interests and fosters their progress and prosperity.

“The UAE has long been seeking to enhance pan-Arab relations, and therefore regrets the current developments in Algeria and Morocco, which have led to severing ties between the two nations,” he said.

Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE has strong relations with Algeria and Morocco, and endeavoured to develop them in keeping with the country’s approach of providing support to joint efforts aimed at serving Arab causes.

And he reaffirmed the UAE’s desire to continue to bolster its bilateral ties with the two brotherly nations on the basis of permanent co-operation.

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