By Yasyn Mouhir
By Yasyn Mouhir
Marrakech – “The Moroccan Kingdom needs the solidarity and support from the Arab Gulf countries to face the attack, for the sake of the achievements of the blessed march led by King Mohamed the Sixth for the benefit of the Moroccan people,” according to Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khalij (Gulf News).
Mohamed Elmahmid, the journalist who wrote the article, said: “Morocco is encountering many big challenges. One of the important challenges these days is the Swedish government’s stance on a law that aims to recognize the separatist (Polisario) Front, that led the Moroccan government to the “political effective move.”
The journalist went on, add:”It is our duty to stand up with Morocco against what faces the Kingdom, and not abandon it when it comes to foreign intervention.”
He stressed that “the security and stability of Morocco is the security and stability of the Arab World”.
Elmahmid stated that the stance of the Arab countries, especially the Gulf countries, “must be stronger and more united in solidarity with Morocco, just as they have unified with respect to Yemen and other countries.” He stressed that Morocco has presented “an effective democratic paradigm and fulfilled important accomplishments.”
This call comes following the decision of the Swedish government to reconsider its position with regards to the so-called Western Sahara conflict.
The decision caused an outrage in Morocco and prompted the Moroccan government to take retaliatory measures against Sweden. On Thursday, the Moroccan government to boycott all Swedish companies and products.
“Sweden has declared an economic war in Morocco in calling for a boycott of Moroccan companies as well as foreign companies that have relations with Morocco,” Mustapha Khalfi, Minister of Communications and Spokesperson of the Government, said following the government’s council meeting in Rabat.
The Minister went to add that Morocco will not tolerate that its “stability, territorial unity and its commercial interests” be threatened.
Edited by Elisabeth Myers