OIC, Arab League, and Saudi Arabia to resolve Algeria-Morocco dispute

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Arab League and Saudi Arabia have called for a peaceful “dialogue” to bring the dispute between Algeria and Morocco to an end.

Due to months of resurgent tensions between the North African rivals leading to “hostile actions”, Algeria earlier cut ties with Morocco.

Following Algeria’s declaration, a statement from OIC “called for dialogue to resolve any possible differences” including comments from Saudi Arabia and Arab League backing the dialogue to “achieve security and stability”, the foreign ministry in Saudi Arabia stated, and for “both countries to exercise restraint and to avoid further escalation,” Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit encouraged.

The countries have been fighting to claim the Western Sahara lying between them. For Morocco, the former Spanish colony remains its territory. 

And last year, US ex-president Donald Trump threw more wood for the fire, recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara, in exchange for Morocco normalizing ties with Israel.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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