Following pressure from other Arab powers, Algeria has invited its neighbour and rival Morocco to an Arab League summit planned to hold in Algiers in November.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issued an invitation letter to Moroccan King Mohammed VI to join the summit, AP News reported.
ALM recalls that Algeria severed diplomatic ties with Morocco last year, citing hostile actions from its neighbour. The dispute between two important regional players in the Arab world had disrupted plans for the Nov. 1-2 summit.
It was gathered that Algerian Justice Minister, Abderachid Tabi, travelled to Morocco’s capital Rabat on Tuesday to hand-deliver the invitation to Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita.
However, the tensions between Algeria and Morocco stem mainly from a dispute over Western Sahara, a territory annexed by Morocco in 1975. Sahrawis from the Algeria-backed Polisario Front have sought independence for the region for decades.
At the time of filing this report, it was not confirmed whether or not the Moroccan king would accept the Algerian invitation.