Algeria: Recalled from Madrid, Ambassador Said Moussi appointed to Paris

To better mark the crisis declared between Algiers and Madrid, the Algerian president, Abdelmajid Tebboune, appointed Tuesday, Said Moussi, recalled from his post of ambassador in Spain, in Paris.

This appointment, which augurs that the Algerian-Spanish crisis is set to last, comes the day after the publication by the Spanish media of the “fall” of Algiers on the Iberian gas market.

It should be noted that a cold wind blew in relations between Algiers and Madrid when the Pedro Sanchez government expressed its support for the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco to resolve the artificial conflict around the Moroccan Sahara. A position interpreted by Algiers as a “betrayal”, but explained by Madrid as a return to reason and an alignment with a position expressed by several powers.

Algiers reacted immediately by recalling its ambassador to Madrid “with immediate effect”. The Chancellery has since been managed by a Chargé d’Affaires.

Spain also did not give in to threats and blackmail from Algeria, which unilaterally broke off relations with Rabat and decided to cut off the gas transported by the Maghreb Europe (GME) gas pipeline via Spain. It was a waste of time since the GME resumed its activities in reverse casting.

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