Algeria Furious Over Geographic Maps Showcasing Sahara as Part of Moroccan Territory
The Algerian foreign ministry has ordered the creation of a new front against the Moroccanity of Sahara
The Algerian foreign ministry has ordered the creation of a new front against the Moroccanity of Sahara. Among targets of Sabri Boukadoum’s department, the maps of the kingdom including Moroccan Sahara disseminated on the net and presented on the occasion of international conferences, as has been reported by various Algerian media.
The Algerian minister requested the assistance of his colleague, Minister of Higher Education, who immediately put Algerian academics on alert. “I am honored to inform you that the Kingdom of Morocco has adopted a strategy, which some call card diplomacy in the service of territorial integrity” aimed at “spreading throughout the world the maps of the Kingdom of Morocco including Western Sahara”, wrote the Minister of Education in a note dated February 28th.
“The Kingdom of Morocco is preparing to launch a large campaign to promote paper and digital maps, in accordance with its expansionist ambitions.”
To face this “campaign”, Algerian media platforms affirm that the “Algerian government has developed a plan to fight against Moroccan propaganda to legitimize its occupation of the Sahara”. For this purpose, the response is based on “raising the awareness of heads of universities and scientific institutions with all their components, particularly official and scientific delegations traveling abroad”. All must “request the withdrawal of advertising or paper or digital document containing maps or data aimed at annexing the region of Western Sahara to Moroccan territory during their participation in seminars, conferences, regional and international forums”, insists the Ministry of Education.