Rabat - In the last six months, King Mohammed VI has adopted a staunchly independent stance with respect to intervention in the policies of Gulf States and did not participate in the American-Islamic summit held in May in Riyadh. It appears that the Moroccan monarch was aware that the outcome of the conference would not serve Moroccoo’s  interests, and thus, by staying away, he avoided being trapped in the regional calculations of the Gulf States. 

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Samir Bennis is a political analyst.