Germany wants normal relations with Morocco – statement

Berlin welcomes the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel and looks forward to re-establishing relations with Rabat, the German embassy said.

“The Kingdom of Morocco is a key partner for Germany. From the point of view of the federal government, it is in the interests of both countries to re-establish good, traditionally broad diplomatic relations. The federal government also wishes to openly welcome the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel, ”said the German embassy in Rabat in a statement shared on social networks.

This comment follows reports from Moroccan commentators and media on an alleged German intelligence document signed by Isabelle Werenfels, the author of a study titled “We don’t want a new Turkey in the Western Mediterranean” which made headlines because of recommendations. from the author to the EU to intervene to prevent Morocco from widening the gap with its Maghreb neighbors in terms of development and widening of ties with African partners.

The German embassy has also denied that Werenfels is an agent of German intelligence agencies and has dismissed reports of an alleged German intelligence document by Werenfels expressing concern over Morocco’s closer ties to Israel.

A fog of uncertainty and tension has accumulated between Morocco and Germany over what analysts explain as attempts by Berlin to separate the economic dimension from the political dimension of the bilateral partnership.

Following the American recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces, Germany showed agitation calling for a meeting of the UN Security Council and going so far as to attempt to undermine Morocco’s gains.

Morocco also deplored Germany’s actions aimed at undermining Morocco’s regional influence, particularly on the Libyan question.

Last May, Rabat also declared that the German authorities “were acting with complicity towards a former convict of terrorism by disclosing to him sensitive information provided by the Moroccan security services to their German counterparts”.

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