Fez - It seems that the relations between Morocco and France are going to go through another period of tensions.
Fez – It seems that the relations between Morocco and France are going to go through another period of tensions.
After the diplomatic row that estranged the two allies earlier this month following a complaint lodged by a French NGO against the head of the Moroccan Intelligence Services and the degrading statement attributed to the French Ambassador to the United Nations, in which he allegedly described Morocco a mistress, it is French custom officers’ turn to cause a new diplomatic tension between the two countries.
According to the Moroccan newspaper Assabah in its edition of Friday, the French custom services subjected Salaheddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, to what it described as a “humiliating” search while he was on transit at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport on his way to Morocco.
According to the same source, the inspection procedure, described as “degrading” was long, while the head of Moroccan diplomacy was forced to remove his coat, belt and other footwear.
The diplomatic passport did not spare the Moroccan official to be searched like any other passenger. Mezouar was on his way back to Morocco from the Hague where he took part in the second Nuclear Security Summit.
The Moroccan authorities have still not released any communiqué in this regard.
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