Former Peruvian Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Rodríguez Mackay considered that the “great support” expressed by the United States of America to Morocco gives a “lesson” to Peruvian diplomacy in “deep disharmony” that undermines the very important bilateral relationship “between Morocco and Peru.”
Mackay, in a column in the Expresso newspaper under the headline “Lesson Learned from the Great Support from the United States to Morocco,” explained that during a recent visit to Washington by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, “the administration of Democrat Joe Biden – on In the footsteps of former Republican President Donald Trump - recently renewed its full support for Morocco's plan for autonomy" in the Sahara by describing it as "serious, credible and realistic, dedicated to Rabat's sovereignty" over this region, and pursuing a "real state policy on the foreign front."
For the former Peruvian minister, Bourita's meeting with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken "confirms the great importance the White House attaches" to Morocco. This position is "a severe blow to countries like Peru, which for incomprehensible reasons decided otherwise."
Mackay noted that the alliance between Rabat and Washington continues to strengthen Morocco’s position, while “Peru, in an act characterized by utter inharmony, has undermined the very important bilateral relationship, which has now been cracked due to lack of trust,” noting that during his mandate he “corrected the irresponsibility” by former Foreign Ministers Oscar Martua and Cesar Landa".
He stated that in August 2022, “we decided to re-establish our position in accordance with international law and completely distance ourselves from the phantom republic, which is not a state and does not exist as such in the United Nations, and is not recognized by the vast majority of member states.”
The former head of Peruvian diplomacy concluded that US diplomacy towards Morocco has “enormous strategic value on the international political scene in the Middle East” and in this sense, the first world power “gives us a lesson that, as a foreign minister, I would have never preferred to receive.”
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