Morocco King invited to Algiers summit, despite tensions
The Moroccan Foreign Ministry has yet to announce who will represent the North African country at the summit in Algiers.
After more than a year-long discord between Morocco and Algeria, the latter invited Morocco's King Mohammed VI to an Arab League summit in Algiers in November, despite tensions between the North African neighbors.
The visiting Algerian Justice Minister Abderrachid Tabi delivered a letter to Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita inviting the King to the November 1-2 summit, as per the Foreign Ministry in Rabat.
The Ministry has yet to announce who will represent Morocco at the gathering in Algiers.
The king is expected to attend, according to Jeune Afrique magazine, but there has been no official confirmation.
Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch and Bourita will travel to Algiers, as per local media.
In late July, King Mohammed renewed calls for the restoration of ties with Algeria, which severed diplomatic relations with Rabat last year.
Algeria severed ties with Morocco in August 2021, accusing Rabat of "hostile acts", a move Morocco condemned as "completely unjustified", and slamming Rabat for supporting “Israel’s” admission to the African Union as an observer.
Morocco is the fourth Arab country to agree to normalization with the Israeli occupation in 2020, after the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan.