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Wednesday 7 November 2018

HM the King's Proposal to Algeria, 'Timely and Welcome', Former US Official

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HM the King's Proposal to Algeria, 'Timely and Welcome', Former US Official

The announcement, made by HM King Mohammed VI in the speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Green March, about the readiness of Morocco to start direct and frank dialogue with Algeria is "timely" and "welcome", said on Tuesday in Washington, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ. Crowley.

"Given that Morocco and Algeria are neighbors, facing complex disputes without easy solutions, the Sovereign's proposal to engage in a dialogue in good faith is of course welcome," said Crowley.

If Algeria responds in the same way, it would be a significant step forward, he added.

Referring to the Sahara issue, Crowley noted that the United Nations played an important role, but it is up to the leadership of Morocco and Algeria to engage in a direct dialogue to find a settlement to this issue and other pending issues in order to move towards normal relations.

In his speech to the Nation, HM the King said that "Morocco stands ready for a direct and frank dialogue with our sister nation, Algeria, in order to settle the transient and objective differences impeding the development of relations between the two countries".

MAP 07 November 2018