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Morocco becomes ‘Sectoral Dialogue Partner’ of ASEAN _Morocco has secured the distinction of being the first in Africa to attain this status_ In the ever-shifting landscape of international diplomacy, a notable contrast has emerged between two North African nations: Morocco and Algeria. While Algeria grapples with the repercussions of its recent rejection by the BRICS, Morocco has scored a significant diplomatic victory by officially attaining the status of an ASEAN sectoral dialogue partner.

Algeria, BRICS and Western Sahara

On August 24, 2023, the BRICS, the organization of emerging countries consisting of China, India, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa, announced the admission of 6 new members: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, and Iran. However, Algeria, which had also applied for membership, was rejected. 

CIA Document: Algeria wanted a micro-state in Western Sahara to reach the Atlantic

Algeria argues that its position of "support for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people" is the inalienable principle of a country that considers itself an observer in the regional dispute over Western Sahara. However,    declassified CIA documents clearly show that this support is not expressed for the interests of the Polisario.

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When Algeria supported separatist movements to carry out terrorist attacks in Spain.

Interference in the internal affairs of Spain is considered a constant in Algerian policy. Algeria's attempts to destabilize Spain date back many years.

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, does not hesitate to urge Algeria to stop "its interference in the internal affairs" of his country. The latest call came on Sunday, April 23, in an interview he gave to the daily El Espanol.

When French archives show that the "Eastern Sahara" is historically Moroccan.

Director of Moroccan Archives, Mrs. Bahija Simou, with supporting documents, reiterated the Moroccanness of the Sahara, both southern and "eastern", during a conference held on February 22, 2023, in Rabat. In the next articles, I will focus on the "eastern Sahara" only, meaning the Moroccan regions that are currently attached to Algeria.



How France territorially amputated Morocco in favor of Algeria

The consultation of French archives regarding what colonial circles of the time then referred to as the "Question of the Borders," more precisely, the "regions of eastern Morocco that France wanted to attach to its Algerian possession," is clear.

In my previous column , I showed that, for the French authorities in the Protectorate, the belonging of the "Eastern Sahara" to Morocco was evident.

Algeria created dispute over Sahara to quench its geopolitical whims

Algeria has created from scratch the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, sponsored the creation of the polisario and provided it with political, diplomatic, financial and military support, to fulfil its geopolitical whims.

The remarks were made by French Lawyer Jerôme Besnard at a conference on Moroccan and Serbian experiences in the defense of territorial integrity and national sovereignty, held in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Algeria, a central actor in the Western Sahara conflict.

The resolution of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara is only a matter of time, provided that the main party to this regional dispute, namely Algeria, participates in good faith in the UN roundtable process, in accordance with Security Council resolution 2602.

"Polisario", a "real time bomb" in Algeria.

"The separatist movement of the 'Polisario' is a 'real time bomb' for Algeria," said political analyst Mustapha Tossa estimating that for decades, this 'losing cause' has absorbed a large part of the Algerian economy.

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