Moroccan deputies who are members of the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission, representing all the political tendencies of the Kingdom’s Parliament, welcomed, on Wednesday, with great astonishment the European intention to allow the participation of the leader of the “polisario”, the so-called Brahim Ghali , at the 6th European Union (EU)-African Union (AU) summit, scheduled for 17 and 18 February in Brussels.
In a letter addressed to MEPs, the chairman of the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission, Lahcen Haddad, called on his European colleagues to “denounce these maneuvers which tend to harm the positive dynamic that characterizes relations between the Kingdom and the EU. “.
“We are counting on your understanding and that of all our European colleagues to prevent the entry of the leader of this separatist movement and to denounce these maneuvers which tend to harm the positive dynamic which characterizes Morocco-EU relations and the common destiny which unites the two shores of the Mediterranean »he added.
Lahcen Haddad also called for not allowing Europe to be instrumentalized in support of the agenda of a military junta at the expense of a global Morocco-EU partnership, respectful of each other’s sovereignty and international legal instruments that bind it not only to Europe but also to the entire international community, in accordance with international conventions on the subject and to which Morocco fully adheres.
He assured in this regard that Morocco and the EU “have an inestimable potential that could transform the whole region into a zone of prosperity, and for little, certain visions that often feed on unresolved misunderstandings become corrupted over time”.
In this letter, Lahcen Haddad further affirmed that while the EU-AU summit provides an opportunity to lay the foundations for a renewed and deepened partnership between the two parties, based on trust and a clear understanding of mutual interests, to strengthen prosperity and address security and economic issues, it is the place of the Continent in the architecture of global governance that is also questioned.
“Convinced of the centrality of the politico-moral code governing the mandate which has been democratically entrusted to them by the voters, and anxious to perpetuate the tradition of dialogue and consultation which distinguishes their noble mission as parliamentarians, we wish to share with you our concerns about the turbulence that may affect the strategic nature of the Africa-Europe partnership born of a common desire to build a space for dialogue and cooperation for security, development and shared prosperity“, he continued.
Recalling the fraudulent entry last April on Spanish soil of a certain Brahim Ghali under a false identity and under dubious humanitarian claims, he underlined that this incident had “severely tested the strategic partnership with our northern neighbours”.
“This manifest bias had aroused the astonishment of Moroccan public opinion and was unanimously condemned by the authorities of the Kingdom, given that it is an individual who has made himself sadly famous by accumulating various crimes and crimes for which he should be brought before Spanish and international jurisdictions”he was indignant in this letter.
Lahcen Haddad affirmed that the so-called Brahim Ghali has been prosecuted in particular for illegal detention and kidnapping, rape, torture, lese-humanity and acts of torture committed in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria for years and has been at the origin of all the scandals of embezzlement of humanitarian aid, adding that the extent of corruption and its rooting in the ranks of the “polisario” has been pinned down by the European Anti-Fraud Office “OLAF” since 2015 in These days.
“A possible entry of this individual on European soil while justice is pursuing him for several counts against him, the institutional credibility of the entire European Union is at stake”warned the chairman of the Morocco-EU joint parliamentary committee.