Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In the wake of the spat that erupted between Morocco and the UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following this latter using the word “occupation” to describe Morocco recovering its colonized lands from Spain in 1975, which lead Morocco to state initially that it will start withdrawing its blue helmets deployed around the world, various local sources said today that the Kingdom has decided to maintain its blue helmets following some countries, like the Central Africa Republic, requesting so.
Last week in New York, Morocco’s FM Mezouar hinted out that the withdrawal of Moroccan troops involved in peacekeeping operations was subject to examination following the intervention of Security Council members and the countries where Moroccan forces are based.
Mezouar was caught saying back-then that “following the intervention of Security Council members and the countries where Moroccan forces are based, who unanimously welcomed the Moroccan troops and their great professionalism, Morocco has decided to suspend, at this stage, this decision and to respect these positive reactions.”
Today however, various Moroccan news outlets said that Morocco will keep its blue helmets, deployed for various humanitarian missions around the world, on ground.
The Moroccan Times.