The UAE has expressed its regret over the severance of ties between Algeria and Morocco.
"The UAE has long been seeking to enhance pan-Arab relations, and therefore regrets the current developments in Algeria and Morocco, which have led to severing ties between the two nations," said His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
He also noted the UAE's keenness on ensuring robust and positive relations between all Arab nations and strengthening ties that foster their progress and prosperity.
Sheikh Abdullah added that the UAE has strong fraternal relations with both countries and endeavours to develop them in keeping with the country's approach of providing support to joint efforts aimed at serving Arab causes.
He re-affirmed the UAE's desire to continue to bolster its bilateral ties with the two brotherly nations on the basis of permanent cooperation.
The cessation of ties will take effect immediately; however, consulates in each country will remain open.