The outstretched hand from Morocco to Algeria: the analysis of a French geopolitologist

Morocco tirelessly seeks appeasement and reconciliation with its eastern neighbor and the speech of King Mohammed VI is once again an illustration of this, says the French geopolitologist, Aymeric Chauprade, for whom the hand extended to Algeria is the “key point” of the Speech from the Throne this year.

“King Mohammed VI gave, in this year 2021, a speech of hope in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic which affects all families indiscriminately. He showed modesty by not recalling that Morocco is one of the first countries in the world to have initiated the vaccination of its people and which has shown a response to the pandemic often more effective than some European countries. But the key point of the Speech from the Throne this year is the hand extended, once again, to the Algerian neighbor ”, underlines Chauprade in a statement to the MAP.

“With great haughtiness, King Mohammed VI did not seek to argue over the responsibilities regarding the nature of relations between the two countries. He called for overcoming the disagreements of the past and looking to the future, in the interest of the two peoples and the unity of the Maghreb. He pleaded for the open borders between two brotherly countries and did not hesitate to point out the threat and the human tragedy that the illegal immigration networks constitute for all the countries of the region, ”notes Chauprade.

“Morocco tirelessly seeks appeasement and reconciliation with its neighbor and the King’s speech is once again an illustration of this”, says the author of “Geopolitics of a King: Essay on a modern and multipolar Morocco”, a work on the Sovereign’s twenty years of reign.

“It is undoubtedly one of the strengths of this King, who both firmly defends the sovereignty of his Kingdom and who has been able to obtain important successes in recent years on the international scene, such as the recognition of the Moroccan character of the Sahara. by the United States of America, and by many emerging countries in Africa and South America, but which at the same time does not give in to the aggressive nationalism that can characterize other States, ”says the French geopolitologist.

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