Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Saturday called for building “normal relations” between Morocco and Algeria.

“I look forward to cooperating with the Algerian presidency so that Morocco and Algeria may work hand in hand and enjoy normal relations between the two brotherly peoples,” he said in a speech on the occasion of the Throne Day.

“The borders separating the two brotherly Moroccan and Algerian peoples will never stand in the way of the interaction and understanding between the two peoples,” he added.

The king also asked Moroccans to preserve the brotherhood, solidarity and good neighborliness toward Algerian people.

Relations between the two North African countries have been marred by several conflicts over territorial disputes.