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Morocco ready for 'unconditional' dialogue with Algeria, says PM

Moroccan Prime Minister, Saad-Eddine El-Othmani in Rabat, Morocco on 19 April 2017 [Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency]
Moroccan Prime Minister, Saad-Eddine El-Othmani in Rabat, Morocco on 19 April 2017 [Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency]

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El-Othmani announced yesterday that his country is ready for "unconditional" dialogue with Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. El-Othmani described Morocco-Algeria relations as "very important" and stressed that Algeria's stability and security is part of Morocco's.

"We are generally concerned with the higher interests of the Maghreb people, and particularly, the Moroccan and Algerian people," he told Aswat Maghribia. "The establishment of the Maghreb Union and resuming ties between neighbours Morocco and Algeria is inevitable and necessary." The prime minister noted that the move must be based on "common interests and building a common future."

Pointing to what he described as the "suspended interests between the two countries," El-Othmani insisted that halting the establishment of the Maghreb Union would be a "loss for all people and Maghreb countries."

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