The President of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Habib el Malki, considered today that the resolution voted hours before by the European Parliament “It is an opportunity to insist on the Moroccanness of Ceuta”, in an extraordinary meeting called to study with the parliamentary groups the result of that vote.
“Ceuta is not European territory, but Moroccan land located in the territory of the Kingdom of Morocco,” he said. El Malki in response to the resolution of the European Parliament, which in point 3 expressly said that “Ceuta is an external border of the EU, whose protection and security are the responsibility of the entire European Union.”
El Malki, who made these statements at the beginning of the meeting with the heads of the parliamentary groups and in the presence of journalists, insisted that Ceuta “is part of the colonial past” of Spain in Morocco.
On the other hand, El Malki considered that the resolution adopted today by the European Parliament “is moderate, and presents a great difference between the first draft and the adopted text “; according to him, this has been an achievement of Moroccan diplomacy, both official and parliamentary, who have taken care to remind their European partners of the strategic nature of Euro-Moroccan relations.
In this regard, he announced in the next few days a communication campaign before all the parliaments of the world, “including the European ones”, to explain the Moroccan position.