Rabat - Moroccan Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane was publicly quoted by Mauritania’s media as saying, “The Istiqlal Party’s Secretary General Hamid Chabat’s statement does not represent the opinion of King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan government or the Moroccan people.”

Benkirane to Mauritania's President: Chabat's Statement Does Not Reflect the King's Opinion
Youssef Igrouane is a Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.