After having recently multiplied the negative positions and acts towards the Kingdom of Morocco and its higher interests, the attitude of Tunisia in the context of the TICAD process (Japan-Africa Cooperation Forum) has confirmed its hostility in a blatant way. Indeed,
Tunisia, against the advice of Japan and in violation of the preparation process and the established rules, decided unilaterally to invite the separatist entity of the Polisario, just after the reception reserved by the Tunisian head of state to the leader of the separatist militia. An act considered serious and unprecedented by Moroccan diplomacy, which indicates in a statement that this initiative “deeply offends the feelings of the Moroccan people and its forces.
Faced with this hostile attitude, Morocco has decided to boycott the 8th TICAD Summit to be held in Tunisia on August 27 and 28 and to immediately recall the Ambassador of His Majesty the King in Tunis for consultations.
Rabat said that this decision does not affect the strong and intact ties between the Moroccan and Tunisian peoples, who are linked by a common history and a shared destiny. The statement also said that this reaction does not call into question the commitment of the Kingdom of Morocco to the interests of Africa and its action within the African Union, nor does it call into question the commitment of the Kingdom within TICAD.