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Minister: Morocco’s Position on Ceuta and Melilla Is Clear

Mustapha El Khalfi, the spokesperson of the Moroccan government explained that the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are both occupied territories.

Rabat – Spain’s first far-right party Vox again called on Spain Thursday, September 12, at the Spanish Parliament to build walls at the Moroccan borders of enclaves Ceuta and Melilla.

The wall, according to the party, would ease the flow of irregular migration between Spain and Morocco.

Both countries are facing pressure due to irregular migration.

Vox also seeks to send armed forces to the border, providing them with more weapons, according to Grupola La Provincia.

Currently the borders of the two Spanish enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, with Morocco are enforced with double fences and barbed wire.

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Often described as a Trump-inspired politician, the leader of the party, Santiago Abascal,  believes that Rabat should pay to build a wall at the land border between Spain and Morocco.  

In response to the party’s claims, spokesperson of the Moroccan government, Mustapha El Khalfi said at a press conference held after the government weekly meeting on September 12  that Morocco’s position regarding Ceuta and Melilla is clear.

El Khalfi said that both enclaves are occupied territories. “The position of the kingdom has been known for a long time,” he said.

This is not the first time that the Trump-inspired politician has asked Rabat to pay for a wall at the land border between Spain and Morocco.

In a book titled “Santiago Abascal: Espana vertebrada,”published in March, writer Fernando Sanchez Drago revealed Abascal’s party immigration policies.

The book states that Abascal wants to make Morocco pay for the wall because he sees the North African country as the primary culprit for the waves of irregular migrants that have reached Spain in recent years.

Abascal believes that the wall “is a psychological one and consists of informing immigrants that those who enter illegally in Europe will never be able to regularize their situation nor will they have the right to stay, nor will they have social assistance, nor will they be given a health card,” according to  Fernando Sanchez Drago’s book.