French foreign minister urges dialogue between Morocco, Algeria on Western Sahara
Visiting French foreign affairs Minister, Michel Barnier, on Monday called for a dialogue between Morocco and Algeria to try to find a solution to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, known as Western Sahara.
“To get out of the current situation, there must be a dialogue between these two sovereign countries, friends of France, that are Morocco and Algeria,” he told a press conference in Rabat, at end of two-day official visit to the Kingdom, cited by the official MAP news agency.
“To carry out this dialogue, Algeria and Morocco do not need a tutor, a tutorship or a mediator, neither from France nor from anybody else”, said the French minister who insisted this dialogue “belongs” to the two countries.
“There is another dialogue that Moroccans and Algerians should carry out together, the dialogue with James Baker (UN special envoy for the Sahara) in the framework of the United Nations”, he noted, according to the agency. (Albawaba.com)
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