Algerian Foreign Ministry refutes news about alleged warning issued by Algeria to Minurso

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Abdelaziz Benali -Chérif

ALGIERS – Foreign Ministry (MAE) undermines information reported by foreign media on the alleged “warning issued by the Algerian Government” to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO ), indicates Monday the spokesman of the MAE, Abdelaziz Benali-Chérif.

In response to a question from the APS “about an alleged warning issued by the Algerian Government to the Minurso on the risk of abduction of foreigners in Saharawi refugee camps, peddled by foreign media, including a website by French law activating in Algeria “, Mr. Benali-Chérif immediately wanted to clarify that” the media used to support the spread of this false and unfounded information, pour in the handling and dissemination of information wacky , for the obvious purpose of harming Algeria, its people and its institutions”.

He asserted that “the Algerian Government’s alleged warning to the Minurso is all the more fanciful and contradicted that the Saharawi camps in Tindouf are on Algerian territory and that, consequently, the Algerian Security Forces, led by the National Army. people, ensure the security of the integrity of the national territory “.

The spokesperson of the MFA also noted that “the timing chosen by the media and their sponsors is far from fortuitous given the regional context, including the proximity of some important deadlines”.