Tebboune: Algeria center for inter-Palestinian unity, Arab mediation
Algerian President announces that his country will host a meeting between Palestinian factions next November, confirming it can be the center for mediation of talks between the Arab countries.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced that Algeria will host a meeting that brings together all Palestinian factions before the Arab Summit next November.
In an interview with local media, on Sunday, Tebboune stressed that his country is worthy of mediating between the Arab countries, noting that Algeria recognizes the Palestine Liberation Organization as the only legitimate representative.
Tebboune held a meeting on July 5 with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, on the sidelines of their participation in the celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of Algeria's independence.
Last January, Algeria launched an initiative to achieve Palestinian national reconciliation and announced preparations for a symposium bringing the factions together in Algeria, from January to March of this year, hosting senior political leaders of the Palestinian factions.
In order to achieve national reconciliation and end the internal division, the arrangements paved the way for holding the Palestinian factions' conference scheduled before the Arab summit in Algeria at the beginning of next November.
Algeria seeks to have Syria present at the upcoming Arab summit
Regarding Syria's return to the Arab League, Tebboune explained that Syria is legally part of the Arab League, but politically, there are some differences, and that "the brothers in Syria confirmed they will not be a cause of division in the Arab region," stressing that Algeria's forces will ensure the success of Syria's return to the League.
Earlier, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad had confirmed that his country would not remain outside the frameworks of the Arab League, pointing to the depth of the relations that unite Damascus and Algeria.
It is noteworthy that the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said earlier that Syria might return to the League during the next summit "if there is an Arab consensus on the draft resolution," referring to the desire of a number of countries to do so.
King of Morocco reiterates openness to mend ties with Algeria
Yesterday, King Mohammed VI of Morocco reiterated during his throne accession anniversary speech that his Kingdom was open to restoring ties with Algeria after a year-long diplomatic discord.
"We aspire to work with the Algerian presidency so that Morocco and Algeria can work hand in hand to establish normal relations between two brotherly peoples," Mohammed said in his address. "I stress once again that the borders that separate the Moroccan and Algerian brothers will never be barriers preventing their interaction and understanding."
The King further prompted Moroccans to "preserve the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and good neighborliness towards our Algerian brothers."