Germany wants normal ties with Morocco- statement

Berlin welcomes the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel and looks forward to restoring ties with Rabat, said the German embassy.

“The Kingdom of Morocco is a key partner for Germany. From the federal government’s perspective, it is in the interest of both countries to return to good and traditionally expansive diplomatic ties. The federal government also would like to openly welcome the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel,” the German embassy in Rabat said in a statement shared on social media.

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

The German embassy also denied that Werenfels is an agent of German intelligence agencies and rejected the reports about an alleged German intelligence document by Werenfels voicing concern regarding Morocco’s closer ties with Israel.

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

Following the US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces, Germany has shown an agitation calling for a UN Security Council meeting and going as far as attempting to undermine Morocco’s gains.

Morocco has also deplored Germany’s actions to undermine Morocco’s regional influence especially on the Libyan issue.

Last May, Rabat also said German authorities “act with complicity towards a former terror convict by disclosing to him sensitive information provided by the Moroccan security services to their German counterparts”

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