Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- On the sidelines of the ongoing diplomatic tussle between Morocco and Sweden, sparked by the Swedish authorities considering to recognize the UN-non-recognized Sahraoui Arab Democratic Republic, a spat between Volvo and the Benamor family, owner of the terrain where the Swedish car manufacturer build its locals in Casablanca, has taken new heights, forcing the latter to vacate the premises as soon as possible.
As a matter of fact, Moroccan French-based Magazine Telquel said that “police agents stormed the locals of the said company and prevented it employees from accessing the locals.”
Telquel further noted that in a matter of hours, “the locals were closed by the authorities, the manufacturer’s logo was removed and the Moroccan flag was hung on the facade.”
According to a source representing the Benamor family, “the dispute was there for years and a judgment was issued in favor of the plaintiffs [the Benamor family] last January”.
“It may be true that the diplomatic tussle between the two countries has thrown more oil to fire, but the authorities issued a judgement last January,” the source further noted.
The Moroccan Times.