Kuwait officially claims to mediate between Morocco and Algeria. An announcement made yesterday and from Cairo by the Emirate’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad Al Sabah, during a press briefing jointly with the Secretary General of the Arab League, the Egyptian Ahmed Abou Al Ghait.
The foreign minister said his country, alongside other Arab countries, is making efforts to reconcile Morocco and Algeria, reports Anadolu news agency. Al Sabah recalled that his country’s mediation had helped turn the page on tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Normalization sealed at the summit of the Cooperation Council of Gulf States held in January 2021 in the oasis of Al Ula in the Wahhabi kingdom.
Last week, an Algerian diplomatic source, on condition of anonymity, denied the very existence of any initiatives aimed at bringing the two Maghreb countries closer together, calling them mere “media speculation”. She even added that “the Algerians are not ready to repeat the scenario of July 1988, which allowed the two countries to re-establish relations between them after a break of twelve years”.