Saudi FM calls Algerian and Moroccan counterparts to discuss developments

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan made separate phone calls with Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra and Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita on Friday, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the calls, Prince Faisal reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to achieve all countries' interests.

Ministers also discussed regional and international developments.

On Tuesday, Algeria's Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said that his country has decided to sever diplomatic ties with Morocco.Saudi Arabia called on Algeria and Morocco to prioritize dialogue and diplomacy to solve issues between the two countries.

The Kingdom's Foreign Ministry expressed regret about the recent developments in relations between Morocco and Algeria.

"The Kingdom's government expresses hope for the return of relations between the two countries as soon as possible.

"We call on the brothers in the two countries to give priority to dialogue and diplomacy to find solutions to contentious issues in a way that contributes to opening a new page for relations, in a manner that benefits their peoples, achieves security and stability for the region," the statement said.