Morocco suspend contact with the German Embassy in Rabat because of Western Sahara

A Moroccan diplomat confirmed to Reuters that Morocco’s decision to suspend all forms of contact with the Embassy of Germany is due to its position rejecting Trump’s declaration on Western Sahara.

“The reason behind the decision is Germany’s response to the decision of the former US President Donald Trump to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. Moreover, Germany has not invited Morocco to attend an international meeting on the Libyan situation, last year,” told the Moroccan diplomat to Reuters.

As for Bloomberg, it confirmed in turn that a German diplomat expected this decision to be due to some German statements on the Western Sahara issue and the deteriorating human rights situation.

The Kingdom of Morocco announced, on Monday, the suspension of all communication mechanisms with the German embassy in Rabat and the German organizations activating in Morocco.

A letter sent by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs to Saad Eddine El Othmani, the head of the Moroccan Government, and also to its members, revealed that this decision came due to a “deep misunderstanding” with Germany on basic issues which concern the Kingdom of Morocco.

Bourita called on Moroccan government sectors to stop any contact or cooperation with the German embassy, as well as German cooperation organizations and political institutions that have ties to the embassy.

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