Rabat - French former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, praised in Casablanca over the weekend, Morocco's stability under the reign of King Mohammed VI, news website le360 reported.
Rabat – French former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, praised in Casablanca over the weekend, Morocco’s stability under the reign of King Mohammed VI, news website le360 reported.
Speaking at a meeting on Sunday before his party supporters in Casablanca, the former tenant of the Elysee said that Morocco has managed to maintain stability amid the changes that swept the region in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring and avoided many of the pitfalls seen in neighboring countries.
According to Sarkozy, “the audacious path traced by King Mohammed VI, combined with “important” decisions taken by the sovereign, resulted in the adoption of the new constitution which brought many reforms.” He added that the kingdom has embarked on a journey towards modernity while preserving at the same time its identity.
Commenting on the Franco-Moroccan relations in the wake of a year-long diplomatic row with France that erupted over allegations of human rights abuses, Nicolas Sarkozy said the two countries have a “secular history and a common dream”.
Sarkozy said that all European countries as well as the southern Mediterranean countries such as Morocco must work together to contain the massive influx of immigrants to Europe’s southern shores, calling in the process for a human treatment of immigrants.
Accompanied by a large delegation of deputies, Sarkozy arrived in Morocco on Sunday for a working visit. This is Sarkozy’s first visit since he has taken over the UMP party.