Tetouan - King Mohammed VI on Saturday called for rekindling the commitment and sincere solidarity which have always bound the Algerian and Moroccan peoples.
Tetouan – King Mohammed VI on Saturday called for rekindling the commitment and sincere solidarity which have always bound the Algerian and Moroccan peoples.
“We hope that the commitment and sincere solidarity which have always bound the Algerian and Moroccan peoples will be rekindled so that we may continue to work together, honestly and in good faith, to serve Arab and Maghreb causes and rise to challenges in Africa,” the Sovereign said in a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.
Recalling that the commemoration of the Revolution of the King and the People is associated with Morocco being part of the Maghreb and of Africa, the King recalled that that “historical era was characterized by coordination and solidarity between the leaders of the Moroccan resistance movement and the Algerian Liberation Front”.
The Monarch noted that given the current circumstances facing Arab peoples and the Maghreb region, “we are in great need of that spirit of solidarity to enable us to rise to common development and security challenges”.
The Sovereign recalled that it was agreed to turn the commemoration of the second anniversary of the Revolution of 20 August into an opportunity to extend the revolution to Maghreb countries. As a result, popular uprisings took place across Morocco and Algeria.
Moreover, the Moroccan resistance movement provided moral and material support to the Algerian revolution which, at the time, was facing a fierce campaign by colonial forces seeking to quash it before it celebrated its first anniversary, the Monarch added.
For the King, that uprising and that solidarity breathed new life into the Algerian revolution, and the two countries also played a major role in the liberation and independence of Africa.