French new FM says will mend ties with Morocco, reiterates support for autonomy plan – The North Africa Post
French new overseas minister Stéphane Séjourné mentioned he’ll put money into enhancing ties with Morocco and reaffirmed Paris assist for the Sahara autonomy plan.
“The Republic’s President has personally requested me to put money into French-Moroccan relations to open a brand new chapter in our toes. I shall be dedicated to that,” Sejourne advised Ouest-France every day paper.
Ties between Morocco and France worsened within the two previous years in opposition to the backdrop of a collection of occasions, notably Paris falling wanting following the USA’s full recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara, manoeuvres by French MPs in opposition to Moroccan pursuits on the European parliament, and Macron’s Algiers tropism.
There have been many contacts with Moroccan diplomacy, mentioned Sejourne.
“Now, it’s time to transfer ahead. I’ll do every thing within the upcoming weeks and months in order that France and Morocco get nearer,” he mentioned, including that his precedence shall be “rebuilding belief.”
He mentioned France has a place that’s “clear and regular in assist for the autonomy plan since 2007.”
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