German embassy in Rabat: Morocco is an Essential partner for Germany

Misleading information about a supposed report by German intelligence agencies on German-Moroccan ties was criticized by the German embassy in Rabat in a website post on social media. According to the embassy, “Germany is prepared to create a future-oriented collaboration with the Kingdom.”

While Morocco’s relations with Germany have been strained since March 2021, the embassy of Europe’s first economic power has spoken out against false information about German-Moroccan relations that has been widely circulated in recent days by various media sites.

“The rumor that has been published in recent days on social media and in some newspapers is just false and unsubstantiated news,” the German embassy in Rabat declared in a post on its Facebook page last evening, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

The embassy refers to recent articles in newspapers, particularly Algerian, Tunisian, and Moroccan newspapers, that discuss a report by German intelligence services against Morocco.

The Facebook communication from the German diplomatic mission in Rabat comes a few days after a new government coalition came to power in Berlin, made up of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals, led by Olaf Scholz, which led to the closure of Angela Merkel, German chancellor for 16 years.

According to the publications cited by the embassy, this paper, titled “We Don’t Want a New Turkey in the Western Mediterranean,” was created by Isabel Werenfels, who presented in her capacity as Head of the North Africa and Middle East Office inside the German Federal Intelligence Department.

The stories also revealed that the supposed report condemns the Moroccan-Israeli partnership, calling it a “shock” to the European Union and Germany “since it poses a challenge to these interests” … According to the German embassy in Rabat, this is simply erroneous information. “Ms. Werenfels has absolutely no link to the Federal Intelligence Service, as she is an expert on Maghreb matters and works at the Independent Research Center for Science and Politics,” the embassy stated in a statement.

It’s worth remembering that Isabel Werenfels wrote a document for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in November 2020, in which she suggested “slowing Morocco’s development path.” This infuriated Rabat and the Moroccan public. “The federal government unequivocally welcomes the restoration of relations between Morocco and Israel,” the German embassy in Rabat says of the reopening of relations between the two countries.

The German embassy in Rabat highlighted the German government’s intention to rebuild good relations with Morocco in the second half of its message. “The Kingdom of Morocco is one of Germany’s most important allies. The Federal Government believes that it is in both countries’ best interests to restore to traditional excellent diplomatic relations. Germany is ready for a reciprocal, future-oriented relationship.

“Reciprocity” was the word used by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita when he recently spoke about the conditions for the resumption of normal relations between the two countries. Bourita said less than a week ago during a meeting with members of the House of Councilors’ Foreign Affairs Committee that “relations between Morocco and Germany must be based on clarity and reciprocity.”

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