London- Morocco, victim of an increased pressure of irregular migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, continues to uphold its border management in accordance with the law in a fully transparent manner, minister delegate for foreign affairs Youssef Amrani told BBC.
Following a coverage on the BBC by Paul Mason, Economics editor at the Newsnight, on the migration issue in Morocco, Amrani provided clarifications on baseless allegations included in the said coverage.
Amrani underlined that Morocco is victim of an increased pressure of irregular migration from Sub-Saharan Africa and has become a country of destination, by default, due to the enforced joint border control between Morocco and its European neighbors.
He added that Morocco continues to uphold its border management and its readmissions procedures in light of the struggle against irregular migration, all the while respecting the development and human rights aspects of migration.
The minister noted that Morocco has developed a strategy to deal with all elements of this migration and that it was managing the issue in accordance with the law in a fully transparent manner.
“Morocco is a democratic country that has no taboo on the issue of Human rights, and has met all international requirements on the matter, specifically with the voluntary visits of the UN Special Procedures to Morocco, as well as the European Union’s recognition that Morocco is delivering on its end,” Amrani said.
“Morocco has ratified all International Human Rights Instruments, including conventions on Minors and Migrants, and continues to uphold their implementation on a national level through our legislation,” Amrani underlined.