The speech addressed by HM King Mohammed VI to the Nation on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Throne Day, is a "direct and sincere" call to overcome the stalemate in Moroccan-Algerian relations, stressed the Rwandan geopolitologist and academic, Ismael Buchanan.
"HM King Mohammed VI urged, in his speech, the Algerian leaders to turn the page of a geopolitical adversity that has been and remains a major obstacle to the realization of the integration of the Maghreb, which has become a dream for the peoples of the region," Buchanan said in a statement to MAP.
The "concrete" initiative launched by the Sovereign towards Algiers reflects the open and responsible diplomacy advocated by the Kingdom, noted the professor of political science at the University of Rwanda (UR), adding that the Throne Speech also illustrates the faith of HM King Mohammed VI in the community of destiny, underpinned by a common history and culture.
"The normalization of relations between Rabat and Algiers will benefit not only the Maghreb region but all countries on the African continent, because dealing with one would not implicitly exclude doing so with the other," noted Buchanan, who is also a consultant in international relations.
Moreover, the normalization of relations between the two neighboring countries will undoubtedly promote consultation and coordination on regional and international challenges that are increasingly weighing on the region, particularly the fight against terrorism and migration management, he said, indicating that "the hand extended to Algeria reflects the awareness of the Sovereign of this reality.
HM the King has again shown wisdom and pragmatism by insisting on the reopening of the borders between the two countries, closed since 1994, and the unblocking of this situation virtually unprecedented in the world, he concluded.
-News on Western Sahara/Corcas-