New York - Following the abdication of former Spanish King Juan Carlos I and the coronation of King Felipe VI, Moroccans and others wondered whether the new Spanish monarch would manifest the same interest in Morocco and the same eagerness to cultivate a privileged relationship with King Mohammed VI. Still, others wondered whether this change in the Spanish throne would adversely affect the relations between Madrid and Rabat. It did not take long for the Spanish head of state to put an end to the suspense and dispel all doubts on the future of relations between the two Mediterranean neighbors.

Moroccan-Spanish Ties Based on Mutual Trust and Respect: King of Spain
Samir Bennis is a political analyst.