Several weeks after the beginning of the crisis between Morocco and Spain, the head of the Iberian diplomacy, Arancha González Laya, met in Rome with her Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita. This is the first meeting since the beginning of the diplomatic crisis in the two countries, following the reception of the Polisario Front leader, Brahim Ghali, in Spain last April.
The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, met yesterday in Rome with her Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita. The two officials participated in the summit of foreign ministers of the International Coalition against Daech. Spain and Morocco are part of the coalition, but diplomatic sources told Europa Press that there were no bilateral meetings.
The head of Moroccan diplomacy, Nasser Bourita, and his Spanish counterpart took part, « in all normality », in a meeting that brought together ministers from over 80 countries. The press agency recalled that for weeks, Arancha González Laya has requested « discretion » in contacts with Morocco to restore relations between the two countries. In the evolution of the crisis, Rabat decided to recall its ambassador, Karima Benyaich, for consultation.
In the Italian capital, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, also discussed with the American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. The head of Moroccan diplomacy also met with the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. The two men discussed regional issues in which Morocco plays an important role, especially the Libyan crisis.