The president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has arranged a surprise meeting with the Prime Minister of Morocco, Aziz Ajanouch, in Rotterdam, as confirmed by himself upon his arrival in the Dutch city. In a highly unusual bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Congress of the European People’s Party, Feijóo has assured that his intention is for Rabat to know what his position will be if he reaches the Government and is to address the issue of the Sahara within the resolutions of the UN and with the consensus that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has not sought. The Galician does not assume the Moncloa letter announced by Mohamed VI.

The Galician stands out from the letter in this way: “The problem of the Sahara cannot be solved with a clandestine letter. We have to put light on the problem of the Sahara, stenographers, transparency and international agreements. That is exactly the opposite of what has the Government has done. The only thing that the secrecy to solve an international problem causes is more problems, more tensions, more uncertainty and less responsibility towards the Saharawi people, towards Morocco and towards the United Nations”.

In exchange for not handing over the Sahara as Sánchez, he assumes a commitment and that is not to hide actions with the Polisario Front from Morocco. “The first thing we have is to return again to seriousness in foreign policy. Foreign policy is not an occurrence. Foreign policy is not a necessity due to a breach, such as not notifying Morocco of an action with the leader of the Polisario Front that enters Spain illegally, sponsored by the Government of the Nation. A government cannot introduce a citizen illegally into its territory,” he reproached.

The fact that the leader of the opposition does not assume the commitments that Mohamed VI took for granted after receiving Sánchez’s letter may have future consequences both in relations with Morocco and with Algeria in the midst of an energy crisis.

This meeting represents the international premiere of the leader of the PP who has filled his agenda in Rotterdam with other prime ministers of his political force and with the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen.

Feijóo has thus described what his policy with Morocco would be if he is President of the Government: “What I can assure the Moroccan Prime Minister, first, that I am not going to deceive him, nor am I going to deceive my country. Second, that everything I am going to try to reach a consensus so that it has a vocation for permanence in the relations between Morocco and Spain, Spain and Morocco, which are not the relations of a government that is there for a time, but rather the relations of two States. third, to tell him very clearly that in the field of UN resolutions we can agree on many things”. On the other hand, “outside the UN resolutions, the pacts are not going to produce international effects.”

“I am convinced that the Moroccan prime minister will understand me, because the important thing between two countries is that there are no deceptions, that there are no disloyalties and that there are no clandestine letters. We are going to do this clearly and with light and stenographers. And in the Congress of Deputies”, assured the head of the opposition.

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