Bordeaux - The Minister of Communication and government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, said on Thursday that the ambassador was asked to come back to the Kingdom because of "Algeria's aggressive position on the Moroccan Sahara."
Bordeaux – The Minister of Communication and government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, said on Thursday that the ambassador was asked to come back to the Kingdom because of “Algeria’s aggressive position on the Moroccan Sahara.”
Mr. El Khalfi, who was speaking at a press conference after the cabinet meeting, stressed that it “was impossible for Morocco to ignore the unprecedented hostility of Algiers regarding a decisive national cause, namely the Western Sahara issue.”
Recalling the Algerian president’s message during a meeting in Abuja with a group of individuals who are hostile to Morocco on 28 October, the government spokesman pointed out that “it is not coming from an organization, committee or Human Rights group, but a message from the highest authority in Algeria. “
This message “contains allegations on several topics concerning Human Rights that Morocco could not ignore,” he added.
Mr. El Khalfi noted that Morocco has made this decision in order to defend its choice on a national issue, noting that it is not only about an international mechanism for monitoring human rights, and the request to extend the powers of MINURSO, but rather the growing hostility towards Morocco.
The official said that any decision on this issue will be announced in due time, adding that Morocco has launched an information campaign to clarify its position. The government is to organize a meeting with the country’s political parties in order to explain the Kingdom’s position.
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