Algeria wasn’t content with its maneuvers on the global stage against Morocco’s territorial integrity.
Rabat – In another unfriendly move, the Algerian government mobilized its Education system to stand against Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces.
Algerian students who sat for the history-geography for the Certificate of Primary Studies (CEP) discovered a question which questioned Morocco’s territorial integrity.
In the exam paper, the question reads: “the independence of the Maghreb and its construction can only be achieved if the Sahrawi people are free.”
The students are asked to argue and explain why Algeria supports the “cause.”
While this move comes as no surprise since Algeria expresses unwavering support for the Polisario Front, the new hostile move explains how Morocco’s eastern neighbour are determined to continue to oppose Morocco’s territorial integrity.
The Algerian government has long supported the “independence” claims of the Polisario Front. The country also provides diplomatic support for the separatist group at an international level. Despite the support, Algeria has been denying its role as a main party to the Western Sahara conflict, defining itself as an observer and a neighboring party instead.
However, Morocco is determined that Algeria bear full responsibility in the conflict.
In May, Moroccan Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale accused Algeria of creating Polisario, and giving it “practically an extra sovereign territory in the Tindouf camps.”
Hilale also said that Algeria provides arms to the separatist front and carries “diplomatic campaigns” against Morocco’s territorial integrity.
In addition to Morocco, the UN also defined the role of Algeria in the UN-led political process over the conflict in the recent resolutions, including the new Resolution 2468. The resolution mentioned Algeria as a key party to the conflict.