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Morocco and pakistan have strengthened their cooperation in the military field, by conducting joint naval exercises, a few months ago, while exchanging delegation visits from time to time to strengthen their bilateral partnership, of which the military component is an essential component.

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One of the strengths Pakistan can offer is its experience in the military industry. The country is ready to share its expertise in this area with Morocco, which it considers as an emerging power in Africa capable of providing investment opportunities for its businessmen.

it should be recalled here that a military delegation, chaired by Marshal Arshad Malik, visited Morocco in 2016, during the "Marrakech Air Show ", where Pakistani officials had expressed their willingness to share their know-how with Morocco regarding the manufacture of fighter planes.

Islamabad adopts a moderate position, or even more favorable to Morocco, on the question of the Sahara, "we do not. have never recognized the Polisario ", recalls the ambassador, who calls for the building of a solid partnership on the economic level, beneficial for both countries.
 

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In late 2016, scientists aboard the U.K. research ship James Cook arrived 500 kilometers off the coast of northwest Africa, seeking two treasures joined by a curse.

Another untold yet important reason underlying this decision is the open race between Spain and Morocco to control seabed mineral resources, especially the precious Tropic Seamount. This seamount is 1,000 meters Below sea level, south of the Canary Islands and off the coast of the southern provinces of the Moroccan Kingdom. It has been discovered by a joint Spanish scientific mission in the past decade.

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It is a strategic target for both Rabat and Madrid due to its mineral wealth. Results of a study conducted by the British-Spanish mission in 2016 concluded that the seamount may contain enough cobalt to make batteries for 277 million electric cars, as well as a large amount of tellurium, which is an element used in solar panels.
He has calculated that the 2,670 tonnes of tellurium on this single seamount represents one-twelfth of the world's total supply.
Dr Bram Murton, the leader of the expedition, has come up with a hypothetical estimate that if the entire deposit could be extracted and used to make solar panels, it could meet 65% of the UK's electricity demand.
 

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In March, Morocco decided to suspend all contact with Germany’s embassy in Rabat. A few months later, the North African country recalled its ambassador from Germany, emphasizing that Berlin had consistently undermined Morocco’s interests, particularly on the question of the conflict over Western Sahara.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita appeared to mention Morocco’s displeasure with Germany’s unclear stance on the Sahara conflict when he reiterated the Moroccan government’s new policy with foreign partners: clarity and reciprocity on all sensitive issues for Rabat.


In March, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry announced the suspension of all contact with Germany’s embassy in Rabat. The North African country then recalled its ambassador from Germany in May, justifying its move by recounting how Berlin had consistently undermined Moroccan interests.
 

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In March, Morocco decided to suspend all contact with Germany’s embassy in Rabat. A few months later, the North African country recalled its ambassador from Germany, emphasizing that Berlin had consistently undermined Morocco’s interests, particularly on the question of the conflict over Western Sahara.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita appeared to mention Morocco’s displeasure with Germany’s unclear stance on the Sahara conflict when he reiterated the Moroccan government’s new policy with foreign partners: clarity and reciprocity on all sensitive issues for Rabat.


In March, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry announced the suspension of all contact with Germany’s embassy in Rabat. The North African country then recalled its ambassador from Germany in May, justifying its move by recounting how Berlin had consistently undermined Moroccan interests.
Seems like a diplomatic victory for morocco. After Morocco cut all their contact with the germans, and when the germans undermined the moroccan territorial integrity. Today Germany came out with a new statement with a new stance on moroccan sahara.🇲🇦🇲🇦 The German Foreign Ministry released a communique Monday, December 13, 2021, in which it affirmed that the Moroccan Autonomy Plan is an “important contribution” to an end to the Sahara conflic

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The cooperation council of the Gulf countries bringing together: Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates , Kuwait , Oman , and Qatar reiterates its support for Morocco's sovereignty over the Sahara.

The League of Arab States sent a memorandum to all its partners in the Arab countries, recommending them to adopt a unified map in all demonstrations, attached to a picture of the map of the Arab countries, which includes the full map of Morocco.

This mail was distributed a few days before the Arab summit that will be held in Algeria..

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Morocco has officially ended the duties of its ambassadors assigned to Iran and Algeria.

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Morocco severed relations with Iran in May 2018, with the country saying it had obtained hard evidence that the Iranian embassy in Algeria was facilitating logistic links between the separatist Polisario Front in Western Sahara and the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group

While Iran denied Morocco’s accusations, the Moroccan government said it had documents and satellite images proving that the Iranian proxy had been providing the Polisario Front with military training and support. Naser bourita moroccan minister of foreign affairs mentioned the file that have been sent to tehran.

The file included details and “proven and precise facts: dates of visits by senior officers of Hezbollah in Algeria, dates and venues of meetings with Polisario officials and a list of names of agents involved in these contacts,” Bourita said.
 

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Egypt Says it Does Not Recognize Polisario​


Egypt does not establish any relationship with the Polisario Front and does not wish to see its position interpreted or questioned, the Egyptian diplomat said, stressing his country’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity. The Algerian regime feared further diplomatic isolation as the League’s adoption of an undivided Moroccan map suggested a pro-Morocco position on the Western Sahara question.


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Wow! This is actually shocking news that egypt have finally made a statement supporting the moroccan sahara! For several decades egypt have supported algeria, and the polisario millitia in the moroccan sahara. Egypt have even been at war against morocco in sahara when they helped algeria during the sandwar in 1963. Moroccco and egypt have always been rivals in north africa, and they have different views in libya, and syria for instance.
 

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What we have to accept that in pretty much all Muslim majority states the western world is working to divide/destabilise them. Every minority group within a Muslim majority state is being incited by north america/europe to revolt against the state.
 

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Morocco warns of Iranian ambitions in the African continent and accuses Tehran of spreading Shiite doctrine

Morocco warned of what it considered Iranian ambitions in the African continent, accusing Tehran of seeking to enter West Africa to spread Shiite doctrine.
Moroccan warnings came from Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.


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The head of Moroccan diplomacy stressed that "the spiritual security of Moroccans and Africa is among the priorities to counter Iranian ambitions on the continent."

Bourita indicated that Iran is trying to enter and expand in West Africa to spread the Shiite sect.

The Federal Research Agency, affiliated to the US Congress, revealed the existing relations between Iran and the Polisario Front, especially with regard to the supply of weapons and the spread of Shiite ideology in the Maghreb and North Africa.



source: Hespress
 

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Morocco warns of Iranian ambitions in the African continent and accuses Tehran of spreading Shiite doctrine

Morocco warned of what it considered Iranian ambitions in the African continent, accusing Tehran of seeking to enter West Africa to spread Shiite doctrine.
Moroccan warnings came from Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.


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The head of Moroccan diplomacy stressed that "the spiritual security of Moroccans and Africa is among the priorities to counter Iranian ambitions on the continent."

Bourita indicated that Iran is trying to enter and expand in West Africa to spread the Shiite sect.

The Federal Research Agency, affiliated to the US Congress, revealed the existing relations between Iran and the Polisario Front, especially with regard to the supply of weapons and the spread of Shiite ideology in the Maghreb and North Africa.



source: Hespress
Is there a Hezbolla equivalent in Morocco ?
 

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Is there a Hezbolla equivalent in Morocco ?
No we have no groups or entities in Morocco. Only the state, and no one else. However this statement came also after morocco accused hezbollah of training the " Polisario" Millitia in sahara.
 

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With the mediation of Morocco, Israel promotes the uninterrupted opening of the Allenby border crossing to Jordan​

Israel’s Transportation Ministry says it is working with Moroccan mediators to open the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan 24 hours a day seven days a week. This extremely popular crossing point for Palestinians, located in the Jordan Valley, is nearly 50 km west of Amman.



The statement says the moves will be implemented as soon as logistical arrangements, including recruiting more staff, are completed.

There is no immediate comment from morocco on the mediation.

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Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted sources “close to the summit’s organizing committee,” confirming the absence of five other Arab leaders, including the presidents of the UAE and Lebanon, Kuwait’s Emir, the Bahraini King, and the Sultan of Oman.

The report comes after the Algerian Presidency confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) will not take part in the summit scheduled for November 1-2 in Algeria.

Today, in Algeria, Mr. Nasser Bourita participated in the preparatory meeting of foreign ministers for the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level. Minister Nasser Bourita received the Algerian president's envoy and Justice Minister, Abdelrashid Tabbi, in Rabat and he delivered "the letter of invitation addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI to attend the Arab League.

The visit is the first of its kind for a high-ranking Moroccan official since Algeria's unilateral decision to sever its relations with Morocco in 2021. Algeria closed also its airspace for Moroccan civil/Military aircraft, but still, the Moroccan foreign minister landed in Algiers.

 

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Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted sources “close to the summit’s organizing committee,” confirming the absence of five other Arab leaders, including the presidents of the UAE and Lebanon, Kuwait’s Emir, the Bahraini King, and the Sultan of Oman.

The report comes after the Algerian Presidency confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) will not take part in the summit scheduled for November 1-2 in Algeria.

Today, in Algeria, Mr. Nasser Bourita participated in the preparatory meeting of foreign ministers for the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level. Minister Nasser Bourita received the Algerian president's envoy and Justice Minister, Abdelrashid Tabbi, in Rabat and he delivered "the letter of invitation addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI to attend the Arab League.

The visit is the first of its kind for a high-ranking Moroccan official since Algeria's unilateral decision to sever its relations with Morocco in 2021. Algeria closed also its airspace for Moroccan civil/Military aircraft, but still, the Moroccan foreign minister landed in Algiers.

The public Algerian channel AL24 kicks off coverage of the summit by broadcasting a falsified Arab League map excluding the moroccan Sahara

following protests by the Arab League, the Algerian public channel AL24 backpedals and posts a new map of the Arab world, this time including the Moroccan Sahara.

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@AL24newschannel is forced to apologize after falsifying the Arab League card by removing the Sahara . The channel had first corrected by posting the map including the moroccan Sahara but without any apology.



Here is a video of foreign minister of Morocco Bourita raising the issue. The arab leauge conference have already failed after all the kings, and president not attending for different reasons. Its reported that the meeting between the foreign ministere only lasted for an hour, after the failed protocol showing the full map of Morocco, and «Arab» sovereignty
 

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Turkiye’s Ambassador to Morocco Omer Faruk Dogan conveyed his country’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity, describing the Western Sahara dispute as “purely artificial.”


Dogan made his remarks during a recent interview, emphasizing the importance of diplomatic ties between Morocco and Turkiye.

“We are two brotherly countries, allies and strategic partners. Relations between Morocco and Turkey are very deep and rooted in history, dating back to the 16th century,” the diplomat said.

Commenting on his country’s position on Western Sahara, Dogan explained that the dispute is a concern for Turkiye.

“Because, in Turkey, we have a similar problem, and if there is anyone who really understands the feeling of the Moroccan authorities and people, it can only be the people and the Turkish authorities,” the ambassador said, commending Morocco’s development projects in its southern provinces.


This is a purely artificial conflict that benefits third parties whose objective is to hinder the development of the region,” he said.

Dogan also gave his opinion on the ongoing diplomatic feud between Morocco and Algeria, saying that his country is “ready to help in the process of rapprochement” between the two countries.

First time i hear Turkey being so direct about their views on the sahara. When the Ambassador Dogan said benefit «third parties» then he was refering to the ones that support the «polisario front» Algeria. Happy to see the transparent view from Turkey.

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