The Moroccan transport company CTM excluded Western Sahara from the Moroccan Map in an advertisement, stirring uproar among Moroccans.
Rabat – CTM broadcasted a nine-month advertisement to promote the company’s transport services which excluded Morocco’s southern provinces in Western Sahara.
The advertisement, which was displayed in French, included a presentation from CTM’s CEO, Ezzoubeir Errhaimini, who spoke about the company’s achievements since its creation in 1919.
The advertisement also included details about trips offered by the company from Casablanca to Agadir, clients’ statements, and the services provided to them.
The advertisement says that the company “respects all international standards adopted in the field of urban transportation, whether about safety or respect for the environment.”
Moroccan media referred to CTM’s decision to exclude Western Sahara as a “crime” against Morocco’s territorial integrity, considering it “a negligence that requires accountability and prosecution.”
They also called on authorities to take legal action against the company.
Morocco World News contacted CTM hoping to hear their side of the story from Sahar El Guetbaoui, the marketing manager. However, El Guetbaoui has not yet responded.