Algeria Slammed By UN Committee On Migrant Workers For Arbitrary Expulsion Of Thousands Of Moroccans
Geneva, March 30 (TNA) During the interactive dialogue of the Committee on Migrant Workers, a treaty body in charge of examining the implementation by States of the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families, held yesterday with the delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco in Geneva, following the presentation of its report, the expert of the said Committee, Fatima Diallo, questioned Algeria on the issue of expulsion of thousands of Moroccans, residing legally and for many years, in Algeria.
Indeed, Diallo pointed out that thousands of Moroccan migrants were expelled from Algeria in 1975, and questioned, in particular, the measures that were taken for the restitution of their property by Algeria and their compensation. In the framework of this dialogue, the Director of Global Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Ismail Chekkori, while thanking the expert for the interest shown in this issue, which constitutes a human and humanitarian drama, saw Algeria arbitrarily expel 45 thousand families in the middle of the religious feast of Aid el Adha.
The Moroccan official added that the national response was part of the national solidarity, which had allowed the professional integration and access to social services of Moroccans arbitrarily expelled from Algeria.
Nevertheless, he stressed that, given the current context of Morocco's relations with Algeria, marked by the unilateral Algerian decision to break off diplomatic relations with Morocco, he asked the UN Committee to examine this issue with the necessary attention, so that justice is done.