The Algeciras Conference
took place in Algeciras, Spain. The purpose of the conference was to mediate the Moroccan dispute
. The Entente Cordiale
between France and Great Britain
gave Britain a free-hand in Egypt
in exchange for a French free-hand in Morocco. France tried to achieve a protectorate over Morocco, but was opposed by Germany.
The mediator Theodore Roosevelt largely found in the French favor, though assured that German investments would be protected.