"We regret the absence of the Kingdom of Morocco, a country of particular importance, from TICAD," said Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oypno Esono Angue during a plenary session on peace and security within the framework of this conference.
He called in this sense to find a lasting solution to this problem.
Morocco decided not to participate in the 8th TICAD Summit and to immediately recall in consultation the Ambassador of HM the King in Tunis "following the attitude of this country in the process of the Japan-Africa Cooperation Forum which has just confirmed in a flagrant way its hostility towards the Kingdom.
Saturday, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad said that the statement issued Friday evening by the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to try to justify a posteriori the hostile and deeply unfriendly act of the Tunisian authorities towards the National Cause and the higher interests of the Kingdom of Morocco, "contains many approximations and untruths.
He stressed the importance of respecting the rules and procedures relating to the invitation of persons and delegations, established jointly with Japan, calling for compliance with the decisions of the African Union on the format of participation in partnership meetings.