Rabat, Morocco(TMT) – Following the news that Sweden is on the verge of recognizing the so-called Sahrawi Republic (SADR), the Moroccan authorities have decided to block the biggest North Africa Ikea investment in Morocco.
A governmental source, who spoke to Morocco’s most read news outlet Hespress.com on the condition of anonymity, said that the move came as a direct response to the Swedish government assault on Morocco’s sovereignty.
Morocco’s move came only one day before the official inauguration ceremony of North Africa’s biggest Ikea complex .
The said complex extends over 22000 m², with an investment of DH 459 Million.
If Morocco’s twist in the tail persist, then it will come as a blow to Ikea who had already hired its staff.
The Municipality of Casablanca explained the flip flop in a statement stressing that “Ikea did not receive yet the official certificate from the local authorities” to inaugurate its complex.
For the time being, 9 secretary generals from leading Moroccan political parties (opposition + government) are said to be on their way to Stockholm, in a bet to pull the white hair from the dough.
The Moroccan Times.