End of the visa crisis

Visiting Morocco on December 15 and 16, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, announced on Friday the end of the visa crisis which had permeated relations between the two countries for more than a year.

During a joint press conference with her counterpart Nasser Bourita, at the end of their bilateral meeting, the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna declared: “ We have taken measures, with our Moroccan partners, to restore a normal consular relationship in the field of migration”. A decision effective from last Monday, she said.

For his part, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, explained that “Morocco has officially forbidden itself to comment, out of respect, on a unilateral and sovereign decision (of France)”, about the decision of Paris to halve, in September 2021, the entry permits granted to Moroccans.

Today, the decision is a unilateral decision that Morocco respects, and will not comment on officially, but which is a step in the right direction. “, added the head of Moroccan diplomacy.

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