PP demands that Sanchez clarify whether the “tone” of his policy in the Maghreb has anything to do with “personal information stolen from his mobile”.


According to González Ponce, the robbery has “outrageous consequences” for Spain and is the origin of Sanchez’s “irregular behaviour”.

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Esteban González Ponce, during an appearance at the headquarters of the National PP.EFE
  • Economy Algeria orders its bank to suspend foreign trade with Spain from this Thursday
  • foreign Algeria “immediately” suspends friendship treaty with Spain after Sanchez reaffirms its hold on the Sahara

The PP considers “very bad news” for the country that a treaty of friendship with Spain by Algeria has been suspended. Its institutional deputy secretary and vice president of the European PP, Esteban González Ponce, asks the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, to clarify whether the executive’s “unimaginable diplomatic leanings” regarding the Maghreb have been “stolen from personal information” on his Official Mobile”.

According to Ponce, the robbery has “outrageous consequences” for Spain and is the origin of Sánchez’s “irregular exposure” to Spanish foreign policy in the region.

The government of Algeria on Wednesday afternoon reported the “immediate” suspension of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborhood and Cooperation signed with Spain on October 8, 2002. The announcement came after Pedro Sánchez’s appearance before the plenary session of the Congress of Deputies, where he reported on the new situation on Western Sahara to fix relations with Morocco.

On the same day, the PP requested in the deputy congress for the immediate presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albers, to give an explanation at the parliamentary headquarters regarding the suspension by Algeria. Friendship treaty. , good neighborhood and cooperation with Spain.

Popular sources confirmed that the suspension of the said treaty is due to “the absence of a true foreign policy with state spirit, as well as the unilateral twists and turns of the prime minister.” “Wherever there is a problem, instead of solving it, it generates three,” he said.

international arbitration

Meanwhile, on the government’s side, Teresa Ribera, the third vice president and minister for ecological transition and demographic challenge, warned this Thursday that Spain would go to the courts if diplomatic tensions with Algeria affect gas supplies from that country. and the international arbitration mechanism, reports Servimedia.

“I believe it will continue to work,” said Ribera in an interview on Onda Cerro, where he explained that the supply of gas from that country is included in commercial contracts between the Algerian company Sonatrach and the Spanish companies.

He assured that “we have great respect for the Algerian government”, adding that “we do not like it” that it has decided to break the good friendship treaty. For this reason, he indicated that “we are ready to fix this relationship as soon as possible, but we also want good relations with Morocco”.

In fact, he has defended that the poor relations between Morocco and Algeria are “their problem which should not affect the good relations between Spain and each of them”.

For his part, the Minister of the Presidency, Flix Bolaos, has stated that the Friendship Treaty has not been broken but has been suspended, like other decisions made by the Algerian country, not final.

“You have to make a distinction between breaking the treaty, technically condemning it, and suspending it. Like other decisions at the time, let’s say they are not final decisions,” he transferred in an interview on Antennas 3.

Bolaos has assured that they will continue to work with all diplomatic means at their disposal to restore the friendship treaty “as soon as possible”. “We want to have a normal, loyal relationship and that is where we are at,” he said, adding that Spain’s geo-strategic position with respect to Morocco and Algeria differs from that of other EU countries.

With regard to gas supply, the minister stressed that Algeria has always been a reliable partner, as the Algerian authorities have said, “(gas) is not at risk in any case”.

He has also stated that he has no “signs” that the gas supply is being questioned and, soon after, he has assured that he has extended his hand to rebuild the relationship.

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