Spain's change of position on the Sahara has led Algeria to freeze foreign trade with our country. Thus, the banks of the African nation have received the order to “freeze direct debits and foreign trade operations of products and services to and from Spain starting today, Thursday, June 9, according to reported by El Confidencial. The Professional Banking Association, which mediates between the Ministry of Economy and financial institutions, has sent them that decision.
This break in relations between Spain and Algeria has put the political forces on alert. Yesterday, Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, assured that “the Algerian Government is well known for being a reliable partner, for being a reliable supplier”. He did so when asked if he feared any retaliation in terms of energy or immigration control.