Morocco Rips EU for its Resolution on Migration Crisis with Spain

Morocco says the resolution adopted by the European Parliament does not change the political nature of the bilateral crisis between Morocco and Spain.

Moroccan Foreign Ministry has issued a statement underlining that the attempts to “Europeanize” the crisis between Spain and Morocco are “futile.”

The ministry emphasized that the attempts to bring the crisis into the European Union will not change its purely bilateral nature, its root causes and Spain’s clear responsibility for its outbreak.

The European Parliament had passed a resolution, tabled by Madrid, rejecting “Morocco’s use of border control and migration, and unaccompanied minors in particular, as political pressure against Spain.”

It condemned “the participation of children, unaccompanied minors and families (in the crossings), putting their lives and safety in clear danger.”

Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the resolution is out of step with Morocco’s exemplary record of migration cooperation with the European Union.

In turn, the Moroccan House of Representatives has condemned the European decision saying it contains many untruths.

King Mohammed VI reiterated, recently, that the blockages experienced now are mainly due to the complexity of procedures at the level of the European countries concerned.

“It is obvious that this is a maneuver to divert the attention of a political crisis between Morocco and Spain, a futile attempt to Europeanize a bilateral crisis whose genesis is known and whose responsibilities are well defined.”

Morocco’s House of Representatives says the Moroccan-Spanish crisis is linked to the attitude and actions of Spain on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, “a sacred cause” for the Moroccan nation, for all its institutions, and for its lifeblood. 

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