Algiers helps Cairo as Saudi Arabia stopped oil supply

date 2016/10/16 views 1085 comments 1

icon-writer By: Mohamed Meslem / English version: M. A.

Egypt’s President Abdelfatah Al-Sissi turned himself to Algeria seeking for an emergency exit. He washed hands of neutrality which has always characterized the position of his country towards the Western Sahara issue.

A Saudi company stopped supplying Egypt with oil (700,000 tons per year). Because of that, Cairo did not find any other way except having recourse to Algeria. 

 Egyptian media reported that convoys of Algerian fuel arrived to the Alexandria Port last week. This came as tension characterizes Saudi-Egyptian relations.

Egypt received a delegation from the Sahrawi Arab Republic to attend the African Arab Parliament Conference. The delegation was led by the head of the Sahrawi National Council Khatri Adou.

This event is unprecedented in Moroccan-Egyptian relations history as Cairo has not recognized the Sahrawi Arab Republic. Because of that, the relations may be affected.

This raised anger among Moroccan officials. Media reported that the Moroccan King was not satisfied about the presence of the Polisario Front in Egypt.

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