At King’s orders, Morocco to receive back unaccompanied minors in EU

At King’s orders, Morocco to receive back unaccompanied minors in EU

King Mohammed VI has reiterated instructions for the Interior and Foreign Ministries to readmit Moroccan unaccompanied and duly identified minors residing illegally in the EU.

A statement of the two ministries underscored that Morocco has always cooperated with the EU in readmitting minors, notably with France and Spain.

The King “reaffirmed on multiple occasions- including to foreign heads of state- Morocco’s steady commitment to bring back non-accompanied and identified minors,” read the statement issued this Tuesday.

The delays in readmitting minors is mostly due to legal and administrative and often complex procedures, it said.

While reiterating Morocco’s readiness to continue cooperation with the EU, Morocco voiced hope that European countries will ease procedures to facilitate the return of minors.

The statement also made it clear that migration is not the heart of the problem with Spain and that the bilateral crisis is political in essence and its causes are known to everybody.

Morocco has deplored that Spain sought to undermine its territorial integrity by maneuvering on its back with the adversaries of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.

Spain has hosted Polisario leader Brahim Ghali under a false name in a bid to help him evade the Spanish judiciary.

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