Summit: Algeria intensifies efforts to persuade Arab countries

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra is continuing his tour of major Arab countries to persuade him to attend the Arab League summit, which President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is expected to host.

After visiting Saudi Arabia, the head of Algerian diplomacy, led by the United Arab Emirates, indicated the services of Lamamra, cited by the Algerian press, for “a long working session with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Ben Zayed”.

“The meeting between the Heads of Diplomacy of the two countries focused on bilateral bilateral ties and the means to strengthen them, in particular the latest developments in the Arab world and regional issues of common interest relating to joint prospects. Arab action, The statement from the Algerian Foreign Ministry said.

For its part, the official Emirati news agency announced that President Sheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed Al Nahyan has “received a letter from the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune regarding the development of fraternal relations between the two countries”.

And explaining that Ramtane Lamamra and his counterpart Abdullah Ben Zayed “reviewed the solid bilateral relations between the two brother countries and the means to further develop them in various fields”.

In addition, the meeting was held in the presence of the Emirati Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, as well as an adviser to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

The Algerian press release was in detail emphasizing the “deep historical ties between the two countries and the fraternal peoples” and that the two ministers “continue consultation and coordination to achieve the objectives of the Arab action and to meet the challenges posed by various agreed to contain crises threatening peace, security, stability and development in the Arab region”.

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Algeria, which is soon hosting an Arab League summit, is trying to revive its ties with various member states to thwart Moroccan exploits in promoting its national objective, the Sahara.

Before Abu Dhabi, Ramtane went to Lamamra in Riyadh 3 days earlier to try to appease Saudi Arabia in anticipation of the summit, which was intended to be a major communications coup for Algerian diplomacy.

Similarly, the Algerian foreign minister, who had just recovered from his coronavirus infection, was sent to meet his counterpart, Prince Faikal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud, with a handwritten letter from Abdelmadjid Tebboune to King Salman .

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are the two major countries in the Middle East region and the leaders of the Arab world, and these two countries are traditionally close to Morocco because they are also monarchies and maintain historical ties, but also because they share territorial integrity. protect the. countries and against the separatism that Algiers defends.

In recent months, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh have supported their membership of the opposition camp backed by Algeria, notably with the normalization of their relations with Israel, with the opening of an emirate’s consulate in the Moroccan city of Layoune. , like what Morocco did and which drew strong criticism from Algeria.

In October 2021, Saudi Arabia also officially defended its position in favor of Moroccan Sahara before the United Nations.

“Saudi Arabia rejects any attack on the supreme interests or on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Brother Kingdom of Morocco”, underlined the ambassador of Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly, Abdullah Al Moualimi.

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Similarly, the participation of the leaders of its member states, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, during its 42nd summit held at Al ‘Ula, the High Council for Gulf Cooperation (GCC) last December With and Bahrain reaffirmed their firm positions and decisions in favor of the Moroccan Sahara and reaffirmed the security and stability of the Kingdom of Morocco and the protection of its territorial integrity.

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