Driven by the “Trump Agreement” surrounding Western Sahara, Rabat offered the brave Madrid and Berlin extravagant hopes in order to change the EU’s position.
Sign of the times. Morocco is trying to show abroad its image of unchecked diplomatic guarantees, while Morocco bravely risked two European countries for itself: Spain and Germany. Hypothesis and even the well-planned double troubles show that national pride is inspired by recent breakthroughs in Western Sahara and the fear that these gains will reach their limits.
The confrontation with Madrid is part of a relationship in which the relationship is already in trouble-geographical proximity requirements-and the crisis with Berlin is unprecedented, and therefore highly reveals the new situation in Rabat. In addition to bilateral relations with these two capitals, the end of this dual sentiment will also affect relations between Morocco and the European Union (EU).
The conflict with Spain is directly related to the Western Sahara issue, which is the source of constant friction between the two countries. On April 25, Rabat announced in Madrid “angry » A week ago, after being hospitalized in an institution near Zaragoza near Zaragoza, Brahim Ghali, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, fought against the Saharan independence movement “Moroccan Occupy ».
According to the Spanish daily countryMadrid could have accepted Algiers’ request. Algiers’ request was made directly by Algeria’s Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum to receive drugs from Saharawi leaders on Spanish soil. “Danger of death” After being contaminated by Covid-19.
Since the spread of news about the hospitalization that may have been secret (probably from a Moroccan), Brahim Ghali was admitted to the hospital under a pseudonym, and Rabat continued to increase the number of reports on Madrid. pressure. The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the Spanish ruling on May 8, stating that sub-Saharan leaders are the subject of complaints of “rape, torture and mass human rights violations”-including in Spain -.“Serious behavior violates the spirit of partnership and good-neighborliness ».