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Algeria suspends Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation with Spain

Algeria has decided to proceed with the “immediate” suspension of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation which it concluded on October 8, 2002 with the Kingdom of Spain, according to a declaration of the Presidency of the Republic.

“The Spanish authorities have engaged in a campaign to justify the position they have adopted on Western Sahara in violation of their legal, moral and political obligations as the administering power of the territory which weigh on the Kingdom of Spain until that the United Nations declare the decolonization of Western Sahara accomplished “, specified the same source.

“These same authorities who bear responsibility for an unjustifiable reversal of their position since the announcements of March 18, 2022 by which the current Spanish government gave its full support to the illegal and illegitimate formula of internal autonomy advocated by the occupying power, work to promote a colonial fait accompli by using fallacious arguments,” the statement added.

“This attitude of the Spanish government is in violation of international legality imposed on it by its status as administering power and the efforts of the United Nations and the new personal envoy of the Secretary General and contributes directly to the deterioration of the situation in Western Sahara and in the region”, continues the Presidency of the Republic.

“Consequently, Algeria has decided to proceed with the immediate suspension of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation which it concluded on October 8, 2002 with the Kingdom of Spain and which until now governed the development relations between the two countries”, concluded the Presidency of the Republic.

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