Algeria Succeeds In Changing Gulf Countries' Position In Support Of Morocco

date 2016/11/26 views 688 comments 0
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icon-writer Mohamed Moslem/English version: Dalila Henache

Raging war of positions between Algeria and Morocco starts these days.

This is the appropriate characterization of the conflict between the two countries' diplomacy. While Morocco has decided to break into the jungles of Africa in search of a port to break through the wall that is supporting the Western Sahara cause, Algeria directed its efforts towards the Arab Gulf states, which in turn is considered one of the main castles to support the Mekhzen in its conflict with the Polisario.

Morocco King paid, during the current month, two visits to the black Africa, the first was to Rwanda and to Tanzania, and then he returned to his country to preside over the climate summit that was hosted by his country, to proceed a new visit to four countries, which are Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar and Kenya.

On the opposite side, the visits between Algeria and Gulf countries witnessed an unprecedented pace over the past few weeks, tht were characterized by the visit of Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the head of a large delegation, and the Foreign and Cooperation Minister, Ramtane Lamamra, visited last week the Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.

Algerian officials visits to the Gulf countries also coincided with other visits by officials from the Gulf countries to Algeria, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Algiers, and before that the Qatari Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, and other visits by military officials in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Algeria.

This movement comes at a time when Arab-African summit is hosted by Equatorial Guinea last weekend, noticing the Algerian-African struggle on the one hand the Arab and Moroccan on the other hand, because of the participation of a delegation from the Polisario Front, that led to the withdrawal of Morocco and the Arab Gulf countries from the summit.

If the Moroccan king's visit to African countries did not realize, until now, a breakthrough in terms of the efforts of Rabat to keep the Polisario Front away from the African Union institutions, in light of the continued support for African countries for the Republic of Western Sahara, however, Algeria's efforts in the Gulf reaches a breakthrough that is characterized by an unprecedented reproach of Morocco towards Kuwait because it refused to withdrawal from the Arab-African summit.

Morocco expressed its displeasure over the attitude of the State of Kuwait during the recent Afro-Arab Summit, which was not dragged behind a call by Rabat to withdraw from the summit in protest of the participation of the Polisario Front delegation, as other Gulf states did.

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