During the vote in the UN General Assembly on the resolution condemning the Russian offensive in Ukraine, Morocco chose not to vote and reiterated its support for the territorial integrity and national unity of all United Nations member states. A position that denotes an acute awareness of the need to highlight the priority of peace, according to several observers.
But Finland’s ambassador to Morocco, Pekka Hyvönen, does not hear it with the same ear. Indeed, a month after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and the announcement of Morocco’s position, Finland’s representative in Morocco took the liberty of commenting on Morocco’s non-vote at the UN General Assembly. in a tweet, before realizing the “ stupidity he has committed and delete it.
” And Mauritania voted for the humanitarian resolution. Morocco was absent, as in the vote which condemned the invasion of Russia. History will show that justice will prevail“, he tweeted before deleting his post which earned him an unprecedented lynching on social networks.
To make up for it, Finland’s ambassador to Morocco, Pekka Hyvönen, apologized for the tweet he posted after being, probably, reframed by his officials by commenting on decisions ” sovereign ” of a country.
“JI regret and apologize for yesterday’s tweet, what a misunderstanding and to repeat my respects to the sovereignty of Morocco. The basis of our bilateral relations is solid and will remain good. My best wishes from Oualidia“Wrote Finland’s Ambassador to Morocco, Pekka Hyvönen.