Spain Hopes To Resolve Crisis With Morocco As Soon As Possible

Spain hopes to resolve the crisis with Morocco “as soon as possible” after the “transparent” departure from Ghali. The first image of Brahim Ghali after the crisis: he reappears in a hospital with the Algerian president. Chronology of the biggest diplomatic crisis between Spain and Morocco in two decades.

The Spanish Government has not yet considered the political crisis with Morocco resolved, although it continues to work “discreetly” to resolve it “as soon as possible”, according to diplomatic sources who have boasted of a “transparent” action in the departure of the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, transferred this week back to Algeria.

The sources have insisted that the crisis has neither been “sought” nor “fed” by Spain , which continues to consider its relations with Morocco “strategic”. The objective continues to be “the normalization of the bilateral relationship”, something that is not taken for granted despite Ghali’s recent departure from Spain.

” We are the best ambassador that Morocco has in the European Union and this is how we have transferred it”, in public and in private, the sources have affirmed, who despite not wanting to detail what the current level of contacts is, they have said that There is “no record” of any plan for a ministerial-level visit to the Alawite kingdom.

The Moroccan government complained that it had not been previously informed of the transfer of Ghali to Spain for medical reasons, but hours before the departure of the Saharawi leader it was notified “through ordinary diplomatic channels . ” “We have been transparent,” they maintain from the Foreign Ministry.

Regarding the involvement of other countries in this crisis, diplomatic sources have framed this week’s conversation between Minister Arancha Gonz├ílez Laya with her French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, within the “regular” contacts that both “partners” have. , with which they have expressly tried to separate it from the Moroccan crisis.

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