CEN-SAD Regrets Developments of Relationship between Morocco and Algeria

The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) regrets the developments of relations between the Kingdom of Morocco, a member country of CEN-SAD, and the Republic of Algeria, characterized by the Algerian decision to sever diplomatic relations with Morocco. The CEN-SAD, which follows with concern the evolution of these relations, calls on both sides to work on the restoration and consolidation of fraternal and multidimensional relations between the two countries bounded by blood, geography, and common interests, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States said in a statement. The Community calls for dialogue to help establish security and stability in an Afro-Sahelian context marked by an upsurge in terrorist attacks and the increase of insecurity factors. CEN-SAD expresses its readiness to join any effort aimed at a return to diplomatic normality between the two neighboring countries, it concluded.