The Moroccan Parliament on Friday, June 11 denounced the European Parliament’s resolution accusing Morocco of using underage migrants as a “political pressure», After a recent influx of migrants into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a text proposed by Spanish parliamentarians, rejecting “the use by Morocco of border and migration controls, in particular of unaccompanied minors, as a means of political pressure on a Member State of the Union»European (EU).
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The office of the Moroccan Parliament “denounces the content of this resolution containing many untruths“And”reiterates legal status“Of Ceuta, which he describes as”busy Moroccan city“, According to a statement after an emergency meeting Thursday evening in Rabat, repeated in a statement. The resolution adopted by the European Parliament is not binding on Morocco. For the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this resolution “does not change the political nature of the bilateral crisis between Morocco and Spain». «The problem remains with Spain, as long as the reasons for its outbreak have not been resolved“, He added in a statement.
The arrival in mid-May of nearly 10,000 migrants in Ceuta, many of them minors, thanks to the relaxation of border controls on the Moroccan side, marked the culmination of a major crisis between Rabat and Madrid. This had been caused by the hospitalization for “humanitarian reasons“In Spain by the leader of the Saharawi separatists of the Polisario Front, considered by Morocco as a”war criminal».
In early June, Morocco said it was ready to work with European countries and the EU to “the final settlementOf the question of Moroccan minors in an irregular situation in Europe.