The Spanish daily La Razon has warned Madrid which entrusts its energy future and strategic cooperation to an “unpredictable regime which has lost all credibility”.
The Spanish government, by adopting a passive attitude vis-à-vis the Algerian maneuvers, is betting on an “unreliable partner”, writes the newspaper, which affirms that “it is legitimate to wonder how Spain can today bind its future to an unpredictable regime which has lost all credibility in the eyes of the Algerians themselves ”.
Spain is betting on an “unreliable partner whose unpredictability and impulsiveness compromise Spain’s economic competitiveness and weaken the purchasing power of the Spaniards”, insists the author of the article, calling on the Iberian government to rethink its strategy of partnership with the Algerian military regime which harms the interests of Spain and the Spaniards.
For La Razon, it is deplorable to see Spain placing its energy security in the hands of Algeria, a country which does not honor its commitments to its partners, unlike Morocco, which continues to consolidate its relations of partnership with Spain.
Drawing a parallel with the Rabat-Madrid axis, the daily maintains that the Hispano-Moroccan partnership has yielded positive results in such vital areas as the fight against terrorism, the control of illegal migratory flows and trade and economic cooperation.
The indulgence and passivity of the media and the Spanish government in the face of the actions of Algiers constitute a “strategic error”, concludes La Razon.