The president of Algeria, Abdelmayid Tebune, dismissed Finance Minister Abderramán Raouya on Tuesday, after just four months in office and in the midst of a crisis with Spain, according to a brief statement from the state news agency APS.

“In accordance with the provisions of Article 91, paragraph 7, of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Prime Minister, Aimene Benabderramán, the President, Abdelmayid Tebune, has signed a presidential decree to end the functions of the Minister of Finance , Abderramán Raouya”, reads the text.

In turn, President Tebune has ordered the secretary general of the Ministry of Finance, Brahim Jamal Kassali, to “guarantee the interim” of the portfolio.

Although the brief statement does not give more details, the cessation occurs a week after the suspension of the good neighbor treaty with Spain, in force since 2002, and the freezing of direct debits for foreign trade operations of products to and from this country. European.

Last Friday, Algeria reproached the European Commission for “rushing” to support Spain in this diplomatic crisis, stating that the rupture of this bilateral agreement would not affect those who maintain with Brussels.

The Algerian mission to the European Union has denied that among the decisions adopted is to stop current transactions with Spain and adds that “it only exists in the minds of those who claim it and those who have rushed to stigmatize it.”

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