The day after his telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for the Council of Ministers of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. The latter would have given him a letter from the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said Wednesday a statement from the Algerian Presidency.
« The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received today Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for the Council of Ministers of the State of Brotherly Kuwait, who handed him a letter from the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, » the Algerian Presidency said in a statement.
The audience « took place in the presence of Mr. Noureddine Bardad-Daidj, Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, and Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, Minister of Foreign Affairs », for the Algerian side, and « Ambassador Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadhi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Arab Affairs, the Kuwaiti ambassador to Algeria Mohamed Echabou, and the accompanying delegation », for the Kuwaiti side, the same source added.
This official visit of the Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, had been announced through a tweet by his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum, on Tuesday night. « Welcome to my dear brother, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, who is on an official visit to Algeria to give the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a letter from his brother His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, » the Algerian minister tweeted.
It should be recalled that the situation has become much more tense between Algeria and Morocco since the hospitalisation of Polisario leader Brahim Ghali in Spain for « humanitarian reasons ». Since then, the two countries have intensified their diplomatic consultations, on both sides, regarding the thorny issue of Western Sahara.