MOROCCO Issue dated 10/06/2021

Madrid and Berlin extend olive branch as Rabat quietly backpedals

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. © Hayoung Jeon/Pool/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
On the back foot in the face of Rabat's aggressive diplomacy and the prospect of security cooperation being curtailed, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez have been actively seeking to defuse tensions. Mohammed VI has responded with discreet assurances of his own. [...] (541 words)
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