Moroccan King Mohamed VI sent a congratulatory letter to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to mark Algeria's anniversary of the 1 November 1954 revolution.
In this letter, the King of Morocco expressed his "warm congratulations and sincere wishes to President Bouteflika for good health, wellness, and happiness and to the brotherly Algerian people to achieve the desired progress and prosperity under his wise leadership". The congratulatory letter stated that:
This is an important occasion to recall with pride the heroic struggle of the brotherly Algerian people for freedom and independence, and what characterised that crucial period of our history of sacrifice, whose pages will remain immortal in the golden record of the common struggle of our two peoples, believing in the bonds of brotherhood, unity of religion, language and destiny.
King Mohammed VI also assured President Bouteflika of his keenness to "continue to work with you to improve cooperation between Morocco and Algeria to the level of strong ties between our two brotherly peoples, in order to respond to their aspirations for greater communication, solidarity and integration, and achieve the common development of our two countries, in light of security, harmony, and stability".
READ: Algeria's Bouteflika to stand for re-election
The letter sent by Mohammed VI comes against the backdrop of strained relations between the two countries, amid accusations and falsehoods that Rabat is making against Algiers.