AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat has lauded King Mohammed VI’s initiative to establish a joint political mechanism for frank dialogue and consultation with Algeria.
Rabat – Mahamat also reaffirmed the AU’s support for any initiative to promote the revival of regional cooperation.
“The President of the Commission has welcomed the will expressed by the King of Morocco, and reaffirmed the support of the African Union for any initiative likely to promote the revival of regional cooperation,” said Mahamat’s statement in response to King Mohammed VI’s Royal Speech on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March.
In his speech to the nation, the sovereign said that Morocco stands ready for a direct and frank dialogue with Algeria and proposed the setting up of a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation in order to settle the differences impeding the development of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Morocco and Algeria share the world’s longest closed land border, and relations have suffered from their differing positions on the Western Sahara conflict.
Several Arab, African, and European countries have commended the royal initiative to open new perspectives for peace, stability, and development in the Maghreb.