Moroccan soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Infantry Paratroopers in Senegal for Flintlock 2020.
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March 2, 2020Algerian Foreign Minister condemns Moroccan comments
Source: Middle East Monitor
Lede: Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said that his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, had made “showcasing actions that often amounted to provocation and insult.”
Key Background: “Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita had strongly attacked Algeria, against the backdrop of its stance towards African countries’ opening of consulates in Laayoune city, which the Polisario Front considers the capital of Western Sahara.”
“Boukadoum added in a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, on Saturday in the Algerian capital that Algeria ‘does not build its relations with insults.’ ”
Why this is newsworthy: This event is newsworthy because it illustrates conflict between Morocco and Algeria.