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Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with Morocco
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 24 - 08 - 2021

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said on Tuesday that his country is cutting diplomatic relations with Morocco.
Algerian Foreign Minister said in a press conference that "The Moroccan kingdom has never stopped its hostile actions against Algeria."
The cutting of diplomatic relations is effective from Tuesday but consulates in each country will remain open, Lamamra said.
Algeria last week said lethal wildfires were the work of groups it has labelled terrorist, one of which it said was backed by Morocco.
Lamamra cited what he called Moroccan support for one of those groups, which seeks autonomy in Algeria's Kabylie region, and said Rabat had spied on Algerian officials and failed to meet bilateral obligations including over Western Sahara.
Morocco and Algeria have had strained relations for decades, mainly over the issue of Western Sahara, and the border between the two countries has been closed since 1994. — Agencies


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