The Algerian Foreign Ministry said that this step is linked to the statements of Morocco’s envoy to the United Nations in the Algerian Kabylie region.
The Algerian Foreign Ministry contacted its ambassador to Morocco and hinted at possible new measures during the recent outbreak of tension between North African neighbors in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
The ministry said the move is linked to the statements of the Moroccan envoy to the United Nations Omar Hilale regarding the Algerian region of Kabylia after the envoy led the region into the decades-old conflict over Western Sahara, which is claimed by both Morocco and Algeria. Supporting the Polisario Front.
During a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, Hilal called for “the right of self-determination for the peoples living in the Kabylie region” in reference to the Berber minority in Algeria.
He noted that Algeria should not deny this while supporting the self-determination of Western Sahara.
The Polisario Front is fighting for the independence of Western Sahara, a Spanish colony until the mid-1970s now occupied and largely administered by Morocco.
The land border between Algeria and Morocco has been closed since the early 1990s for security reasons, exacerbating the friction between Algiers and Rabat, whose relations have deepened due to the conflict.
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