On the advice of Germany he proposed the assembly of an international conference at Algeciras in 1906 to consult upon methods of reform, the sultan's desire being to ensure a condition of affairs which would leave foreigners with no excuse for interference in the control of the country, and would promote its welfare, which Abd-el-Aziz had earnestly desired from his accession to power.
The sultan gave his adherence to the Act of the Algeciras Conference, but the state of anarchy into which Morocco fell during the latter half of 5906 and the beginning of 1907 showed that the young ruler lacked strength sufficient to make his will respected by his turbulent subjects.
ALGECIRAS, or Algeziras, a seaport of southern Spain in the province of Cadiz, 6 m.
Algeciras stands at the head of a railway from Granada, but its only means of access to Gibraltar is by water.
The fine winter climate of Algeciras attracts many invalid visitors, on whom the town largely depends for its prosperity.