Holland clarifies to King Mohammed VI in a phone call

Holland clarifies to King Mohammed VI in a phone call


25 February 2014 | Source: The Moroccan Times

Moroccan Media outlets, including Moroccan Agency Press, said today that France’s president François Holland called Moroccan King Mohammed VI to discuss the last two tinny impediments surrounding the recent diplomatic row between Morocco and France.

The same sources also added that a statement from Morocco’s Royal Cabinet read the following:

“During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the current context of Moroccan-French relations following the developments in recent days,” the statement said.

“In light of the clarifications in this regard, the two leaders agreed to continue contacts in the coming days between the two governments, and work in the spirit of exceptional relations that bind Morocco and France,” the statement concluded.

Worthy mentioning that relations between Morocco and France witnessed the last 7 days a very rare diplomatic spat following leading French Media Outlet Le Monde reporting Javier Bardem saying : “France ambassador to Washington told us Morocco is France’s mistress, with whom we sleep every night”

The second diplomatic row, which happened few days earlier, came after a French non-government organization filed two lawsuits against Abdellatif Hammouchi, the head of Morocco’s domestic intelligence (DST), for torturing complicity of French prisoners while being detained in Morocco’s prisons.

In fact, French police officers even went to the Moroccan embassy to ask for DST chief Abdellatif Hammouchi, who was visiting France this week, Qatar News Agency reported the Moroccan Foreign ministry Salahdine Mezouar saying.

25 February 2014 | The Moroccan Times

The Moroccan Times, 25 February 2014