Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has called for a restoration of diplomatic ties with neighboring Algeria, which broke off diplomatic relations with Rabat last year. Morocco and Algeria have long been at odds over the disputed territory of Western Sahara, where the Algiers-backed Polisario Front is seeking independence from Rabat’s rule. During the traditional speech marking the 22nd anniversary of the king’s accession to the throne, Mohammed said he aspires to establish with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune normal relations between the “two brotherly peoples”. He urged Moroccans to preserve the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and good neighborliness towards our Algerian brothers. Pray for the leaders to plan for new ways of peaceful co- habitation (The Bible, Proverbs 15:30).
A recent report exploring the progress that European countries were making in the global sustainable development objectives, suggested that Albania was the nation most at risk of poverty. Albania had the highest percentage of people, almost half of the population, who were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The percentage appears to have increased in the last few years. Pray for a new beginning for Albania as many nations in Europe are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic but are challenged by the war in Ukraine. Pray that God will provide for those who are in need (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:8).