Moroccan – Algerian borders should serve as bridges for building common future, set the example for other peoples in the Maghreb, King Mohammed VI says
King Mohammed VI pointed out Saturday that Moroccan-Algerian borders should serve as bridges for building a common future for the two countries, and thus set the example for other peoples in the Maghreb, extending once again his hand for cooperating with the Algerian presidency so that Morocco and Algeria may work hand in hand and enjoy normal relations.
In a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of his accession to the throne, King Mohammed VI insisted, once again, that “the borders separating the two brotherly Moroccan and Algerian peoples, will never stand in the way of the interaction and understanding between the two peoples.”
“Actually, we want these borders to serve as bridges for building a common future for Morocco and Algeria, and thus set the example for other peoples in the Maghreb,” the King said, calling upon Moroccans “to continue to adhere to the principles of brotherhood, solidarity, and neighborliness binding us with our Algerian brothers and sisters.”
“I want to assure Algerians that Morocco and the Moroccans will always be on their side, no matter what and in all circumstances.”
He stated further that “as for the allegations accusing Moroccans of insulting Algeria and Algerians, those who irresponsibly make them want to ignite the flame of strife between the two brotherly peoples. What is being said about the Moroccan-Algerian relations is both unreasonable and deeply distressing. We do not and shall not allow anyone to adversely affect our brothers and neighbors.”
The King reiterated that “as Moroccans, we are keen to find a way out of the current situation and to promote closer ties, interaction and understanding between the two peoples,” adding “I look forward to cooperating with the Algerian presidency so that Morocco and Algeria may work hand in hand and enjoy normal relations between the two brotherly peoples, who are bound by historical and human ties as well as a common destiny.”