Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- On the sidelines of the unprecedented political row 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, Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister and the Minister of Interior held yesterday in Rabat a consultation meeting with leaders and representatives of political parties and central labour bodies, to share with them the latest developments regarding the spat.
Morocco’s FM Mezouar said that, in the wake of his last meeting with Ban Ki-moon in New York, the latter “regretted his remarks, acknowledging that it was a personal point of view.”
Mezouar also said that Ban Ki-moon apologized, but did not do it officially, wondering “why his statement after the meeting was different from the meeting one?”
“Morocco has no problem with the Security Council. The problem is in regards to Ban Ki-moon’s dangerous statements and blunders that are unique in their kind. His words threaten peace in the region,” Mezouar added.
“The role of the UN secretary general should be one of peace and solving conflicts, not one of pouring oil on fire, especially that this issue[Sahara conflict] should be seen, currently, as a minor one and should not take much attention given the current issues in the region,” Mezouar stressed.
The Moroccan Times.