The new Maghreb entity without Morocco, Mauritania or Libya

In the complex framework of interstate relations in the #Maghreb, #Algeria's obsolete initiative to redefine the regional landscape without the participation of #Morocco represents yet another clear example of outdated and isolated diplomacy. This attempt, orchestrated under the leadership of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, sought to marginalize Morocco while establishing a new Maghreb order with Algeria in the lead.

However, this effort proved not only futile, but also exposed Algeria to isolation, compromising its position in the region and its relations with #Libya and #Mauritania, since the blackmail carried out by the junta against them only demonstrates once again Algeria's bad faith in the region.

This unusual project, aimed at establishing a “Maghreb prime” excluding Morocco, suffered a major setback with Mauritania's refusal to join the initiative at the tripartite meeting held in Tunis on April 22, involving Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

Mauritania's non-participation was motivated by its desire to maintain a balance in the region, not forgetting that 24 hours after the Tunis summit, the head of Libya's Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, sent special envoys to Morocco and Mauritania to assert that a Maghreb group is inconceivable without Morocco and Mauritania.

Algeria's approach, characterized by a series of foolish maneuvers, was seen as a blatant disregard for regional dynamics and strategic alliances.

Indeed, the intense efforts of Algerian intelligence and diplomacy to convince Mauritania to turn against Morocco not only failed, but also exacerbated existing tensions, highlighting the reluctance of Maghreb countries to engage in coalitions based on superficial conflicts rather than shared interests.

The Tunis meeting, reduced to an informal consultation without strategic resolutions or clear directives, exposed Algeria's inability to mobilize regional support for its project.

The results of this meeting, where participants only stressed “the need to unify positions and intensify consultation and coordination”, betray a desperate attempt to save face in a context of growing diplomatic isolation.

In conclusion, this ill-conceived and poorly executed initiative reveals a counter-productive and vicious Algerian strategy. Here are the real objectives of this supposed coalition:

  1. Algeria wanted, via this obsolete union, to include the pseudo-SADR in this pseudo-entity.
  2. Algeria wanted to have total control over Libya and Tunisia, in order to attack the Moroccan Atlantic project.
  3. Together with Tunisia, Algeria wanted to exploit the migratory crises to attack Europe and create multi-faceted pressure against Morocco and Europe.
  4. To launch a new multilateral confrontation in the region in order to destroy the region in order to reign better, given Morocco's fruitful relations in Africa and North Africa.