The US undersecretary for political affairs has hailed Morocco’s dialogue offer to Algeria, saying warmer diplomatic ties will be key to regional stability and security.

Political Parties Hope to ‘Resurrect’ Pan-Maghrebism Project
Morocco-Algeria border in the north east of Morocco July 31, 2011. Morocco's King Mohammed renewed calls on Saturday to normalise ties and reopen borders with wealthier neighbour Algeria, saying that Rabat wants to build an integrated North African economic bloc. Morocco closed the border following a 1994 Islamist militant attack in Marrakesh, which it blamed on Algeria's secret service, and the border region remains tense. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2PI5W