Morocco Recalls Ambassador to Germany over Western Sahara

Morocco recalled its ambassador to Germany, Zohour Alaoui, Thursday, saying Germany had a “destructive attitude” on the issue of the Western Sahara. 

In a statement, Morocco’s foreign ministry said, “Its antagonistic activism, following the US Presidential Proclamation recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara, is a serious act that remains unexplained so far.”

The ministry also said that German authorities disclosed sensitive information to “an individual formerly convicted of acts of terror,” shared by its security services to their German counterparts. 

“In addition, Germany exhibits a continued determination to counter Morocco’s regional influence, particularly on the Libyan issue, by attempting to improperly exclude the Kingdom from a number of regional meetings devoted to resolving this issue such as the one held in Berlin,” the statement added. 

Meanwhile, the German Foreign Ministry responded, “We are all the more surprised by this measure as we are working with the Moroccan side in a constructive way to resolve this crisis.”

In March, the North African nation suspended contact with the German Embassy over the issue. 


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