The Algeria, Tunisia and Libya bloc… a failed attempt to isolate Morocco

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Algeria, Libya and Tunisia have agreed to meet every three months, the first in Tunisia after the month of Ramadan, with the exception of Morocco and Mauritania, in what appears to be a move aimed at creating a Maghreb bloc distant from the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), whose activities and role have been frozen for some time.

Several questions are raised by this decision, in particular as to what it could lead to in increasing tensions in the Maghreb Region, as well as what could be reflected in security and diplomatic relations between the countries of the Region. .

Moroccan political expert Ali Sarhani believes that “The situation in Libya is unstable, and there is not really a single authority, given the situation Tunisia is suffering from, and the lack of involvement of Mauritania in the upcoming meetings, given the strategic depth that Morocco represents for her.”

He continued: “Tensions in the Region have long existed between Morocco and Algeria, and they continue to remain in a state of near-refrigeration.”

He stressed that “the existing economic relations are between Morocco and Mauritania, while relations with Tunisia are in a state of stagnation and coldness, which means that no economic aspect is affected”.

The expert believes that “relations between Morocco and Tunisia are almost broken at present, while relations with Mauritania continue at significant levels, while Morocco maintains balanced relations with the Libyan parties” .

He continued: “In the long term, we will see what the bloc can lead to, as long as Morocco maintains its relations with important and effective international parties.”

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