The Embassy of Germany in Rabat Suspends Schengen Visa Application

The German Embassy in Morocco has stopped issuing Schengen visas, according to what has been announced on its official website.

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The German Embassy in Morocco has stopped issuing Schengen visas, according to what has been announced on its official website.

The embassy stated in a brief announcement that “due to the epidemiological situation in Morocco, we would like to inform you that Schengen visa applications cannot be submitted until further notice.”

Observers see that the decision is not linked only to the stable epidemiological situation in Morocco, but to the recent Moroccan decision to suspend relations with the German embassy in Rabat and German donor organizations, “due to deep misunderstandings regarding fundamental matters.”

For its part, the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) confirmed that Morocco’s decision is still unclear, as reported by German NTV news channel.

The AA confirmed that it was informed of media reports received from Morocco, explaining that “the German government does not see any reason hindering good diplomatic relations with Morocco, so the Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office called the Moroccan ambassador in Berlin today to hold an urgent discussion and explain what happened.”

The German channel said that “despite the Foreign Office’s classification of Germany’s relationship with Morocco as traditional, friendly and problems-free, there are problems that have been lingering on the surface for some time.”

NTV also pointed out that “there are currently many points of contention between Morocco and Germany. The most important of these may be Germany’s criticism of the United States’ unilateral recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Sahara, which angered Morocco.”

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