Spain trusts to resolve "as soon as possible" the crisis with Morocco after the "transparent" Ghali departure

The Spanish Government has not yet considered the political crisis with Morocco resolved, although continues to work “discreetly” to resolve it “as soon as possible”, according to diplomatic sources who have boasted of a “transparent” performance in the departure of the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, who was transferred this week back to Algeria.

Sources have insisted that the crisis Spain has neither “sought” it nor “fed” it, which continues to consider its relations with Morocco “strategic”. The objective continues to be “the normalization of the bilateral relationship”, something that is not taken for granted despite Ghali’s recent departure from Spain.

We are the best ambassador that Morocco has in the European Union and thus we have transferred it “, in public and in private, the sources have affirmed, that despite not wanting to detail what the current level of contacts is, they have said that” there is no plan for a ministerial-level visit to the Alawite kingdom.

The Moroccan government complained that it had not been previously informed of the transfer of Ghali to Spain for medical reasons, but hours before the departure of the Saharawi leader it was notified “through ordinary diplomatic channels”. “We have been transparent,” they maintain from the Foreign Ministry.

Regarding the involvement of other countries in this crisis, diplomatic sources have framed the conversation this week of Minister Arancha González Laya with her French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, within the “regular” contacts maintained by both “partners”, with which they have expressly tried to separate it from the Moroccan crisis.


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