The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean -Yves Le Drian, reacted today, Thursday, November 08, 2018, to the speech of the Moroccan sovereign, Mohamed VI, on the Algeria.
During a press briefing, the minister answered a question from a journalist who asked him to react to Mohamed VI's call for the establishment of a joint political mechanism for dialogue and dialogue. consultation with Algeria on the question of Western Sahara
The question was in this form: The King of Morocco called for the establishment of a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation with Algeria on the question of Western Sahara. Do you have a reaction?
As recalled by the President of the Republic during his state visit to Tunis on February 1, 2018: "the Maghreb can not succeed if it remains partitioned, if the road from East to West n ' exists more. I know all the differences that there are, I know all the reasons for not agreeing, but I also know everything that the Maghreb unit can take away, "said Le Drian.
France has therefore taken note with great interest of the proposal made by the King of Morocco for a renewed dialogue with Algeria, he added.
France has always called for the strengthening of ties between Morocco and Algeria, which are major partners to which we unite links of exceptional density, said the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On the issue of Western Sahara, France reiterates its support for the mediation efforts of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and welcomes the prospect of a preliminary round of talks in Geneva next December. he concludes.