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Algeria suspends Spain treaty, bars imports over Western Sahara

Algeria suspends Spain treaty, bars imports over Western Sahara

ALGERIA suspended a 20-year-old friendship treaty with Spain that committed the two sides to cooperate in controlling migration flows, and also banned imports from Spain, escalating a row over Madrid's stance on Western Sahara. Algerian state media reported the suspension of the treaty without citing any reason, though Algeria had in March withdrawn its ambassador to Spain for consultations because of the Western Sahara dispute. Spanish diplomatic sources said Spain regretted the decision but remained committed to the content and principle of the treaty. Separately, Algeria's banking association issued a statement telling banks that imports of goods and services from…
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