The Moroccan Parliament declares Ceuta "busy city" and reloads against the EU

The House of Representatives of Morocco has pointed this Thursday to Ceuta as an occupied Moroccan city and has denounced “ulterior motives” and “falsehoods” in the motion approved by the European Parliament with which they reveal the rejection of Rabat’s strategy and make it look like it would put the lives of thousands of minors at risk to respond to Spain’s gesture of attending to the leader Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali.

In a statement issued after an emergency meeting, the Moroccan Lower House has rejected “the numerous inappropriate provisions contained in the text” of the European Parliament, as well as pointed out that “it is evident that this is a maneuver to divert attention from a political crisis between Morocco and Spain “.

“It is a futile attempt to Europeanize a bilateral crisis whose genesis is known and whose responsibilities are well defined,” he said in a message similar to that launched by the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, who clarified this Wednesday that the open political crisis with Spain “persists.”

“The Moroccan-Spanish crisis is linked to the attitude and action of Spain on the issue of the Sahara, a sacred cause of the nation of Morocco”, has influenced.

He also regretted that “the European Parliament is exploited by a few MEPs who ignore the important partnership between Morocco and the European Union“and he wanted to” greet “the” many MEPs who did not support this conflictive approach. “In reality, the motion was approved by 397 votes in favor, 85 against and 196 abstentions.

On the other hand, he has highlighted that United Nations has not “commented on the subject”, as well as that the European Commission and the European External Action Service have welcomed the immigration decisions of Morocco.

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EU motion

The joint motion of the European Parliament of popular, socialists, liberals and greens laments the worsening of the diplomatic and political crisis that “undermines the multidimensional strategy and privileged neighborhood relations between Morocco, the European Union and its Member States” and have defended the diplomatic channel to address the matter.

Likewise, the resolution has insisted on the message that Ceuta is an external border of the EU, as well as positively valued the announcement of the Alawite kingdom to facilitate the return of all identified unaccompanied minors who have crossed into European territory in a way illegal.

Of course, with respect to the conflict of Occidental Sahara, the trigger for the crisis between Morocco and Spain, the European Parliament reiterates the “consolidated” position of the EU, stressing that it is in line with International Law and United Nations resolutions. And it emphasizes that only a political process led by the United Nations can achieve a lasting, peaceful and mutually acceptable solution to the problem.


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