Morocco wants to investigate the arrival of Chief Polisario in Spain
Spain’s decision to receive Gali, the former leader of the Polisario Front, without telling Rabat, has strained relations between the two countries.
Morocco urges Spain to investigate the arrival of independent leaders of Western Sahara to receive medical treatment in the country and explain its findings to Rabat.
Fouad Yazourh, the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Saturday that Madrid should explain “the conditions, circumstances and condemnation of fraudulent immigrants that lead to the use of false documents and altered identity”.
Spain’s decision to accept the former leader of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Ghali, did not inform Rabat, but used travel documents and a false name provided by Algeria as Morocco said. This angered Rabat, Rabat. Consider Western Sahara to be part of Morocco.
The Polisario Front supported by Algeria seeks the independence of the region. Last year, it said it was resuming an armed struggle that was stopped by the 1991 UN ceasefire, although there is little evidence of fighting.
In December last year, the United States recognized Morocco’s claims on Western Sahara, including Rabat’s strengthening of relations with Israel.
On Monday, Morocco appeared to loosen border controls on the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta, causing thousands of people to enter soil that is actually Europe.
Rabat later attributed the crossing to the weather and tired border guards, although analysts said it appeared to be related to the diplomatic dispute with Madrid.
Gary faces a Spanish court subpoena in a war crimes case against him. However, the Spanish High Court has rejected the plaintiff’s request to arrest him in this case.
Morocco reviewed the consultations held by the ambassador to Spain this week. On Friday, she said that if Gali left Spain without trial, relations between the two countries would deteriorate.
In April, after Gali was allowed to enter Spain, Morocco summoned the Spanish ambassador to express “anger.” The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated at the time that he was allowed to enter Spain for “strict humanitarian reasons.”