Moroccans protest alleged French diplomat's 'insult'

Spanish filmmaker and actor Javier Bardem, author of a documentary on the disputed Western Sahara, has recently said that Delattre told him back in 2011 that Morocco was a "mistress with whom we sleep every night, of whom we are not particularly in love, but we must defend."

Moroccans protest alleged French diplomat's 'insult'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Moroccans on Tuesday protested outside the French Embassy in the capital Rabat against comments attributed to the French Ambassador in Washington François Delattre in which he allegedly insulted the North African country.

"The ambassador's remarks all ill-advised," Ahmed Breija, the deputy mayor of Casablanca and lawmaker from the Authenticity and Modernity Party, Morocco's second largest opposition party, told Anadolu Agency.

"I hope they would not undermine friendly relations between the two countries," he added as he participated in the protest.

Spanish filmmaker and actor Javier Bardem, author of a documentary on the disputed Western Sahara, has recently said that Delattre told him back in 2011 that Morocco was a "mistress with whom we sleep every night, of whom we are not particularly in love, but we must defend."

The Moroccan government has condemned the statements as "insulting" and "demeaning," demanding an official explanation from Paris.

Amin al-Barodi, a member of the Royalist Youth Movement, told AA that the French government must present an official apology for the ambassador's comment.

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2014, 10:06
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