The Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, Mustafá Ramid, believes that Spain knew “that the price of underestimating” his country “was very expensive”, after deciding to host the General Secretary of the Polisario Front in Spanish territory, Brahim Ghali, an “enemy” of his people.
In a statement published on his Facebook account, the former Moroccan Minister of Justice assured that Spain opted for “its relationship with the Polisario Front” and with Algeria, a country that protects this movement, “at the cost of its relationship with Morocco.”
The Maghreb politician indicated that Morocco “sacrificed a lot for good neighborliness” and “should be the object of the attention” of the neighboring nation and its great concern, in reference to the Polisario Front.
Spain and Morocco are experiencing an unprecedented diplomatic crisis after the Madrid government agreed to welcome the leader of the Polisario Front for humanitarian reasons and keep him hospitalized in a health center in the La Rioja region.
Morocco responded to that measure by allowing thousands of undocumented migrants to enter Spain in the last hours through the border with the Spanish city of Ceuta, in North Africa.
The Spanish Government had to mobilize the Army and warned Morocco that it will defend the territorial integrity of its borders “with all means”, and the President of the Government himself, Pedro Sánchez, went to Ceuta to express his solidarity with the city at this unique moment in its history.
In fact, this crisis between Spain and Morocco on Tuesday marked an evolution never seen in the last twenty years, marked by the call for consultations by Rabat of its ambassador in Madrid, Karima Benyaich.
“The acceptance of the State of Spain to receive the president of the armed group Polisario, to house him in one of its hospitals with a false identity, without taking into account the good neighborliness that requires coordination and consultation, or at least news in these cases, is irresponsible “, assured Mustafa Ramid.
“What did Spain expect from Morocco, seeing that your neighbor houses a person in charge of a group that carries weapons against the Kingdom? “Alawis, the Moroccan minister continued in the statement.
The Polisario Front, considered a terrorist group by Rabat, claims the right to self-determination in Western Sahara, a territory that was a Spanish colony and later occupied by Morocco.