González Laya had already planned to travel to Algeria last January, just after moving to Rabat, but finally it was decided to leave the trip for another occasion. His intention was to go on Wednesday, after attending the meeting of the G5 Sahel on Mauritania on Tuesday.
Now, the visit to Algeria has gained relevance after learning that this country approved in 2018 a project for the delimitation of its waters that overlaps with Spanish waters in the Balearic region.
The minister explained last week that at the time the Spanish Government expressed its opposition to that claim of Algeria and that, according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the border must be established by mutual agreement between the two countries. For this, however, the negotiation has not yet begun.