Morocco suspends judicial cooperation with France

Relations between traditional allies France and Morocco were dealt a blow a few days ago when a French newspaper revealed that the French ambassador in Washington François Delattre called Morocco his country's "mistress".

Morocco suspends judicial cooperation with France

World Bulletin / News Desk

Morocco on Wednesday suspended judicial cooperation agreements with France, one week after the French government sent a legal notice to the residence of the Moroccan ambassador in Paris.

In a statement, Moroccan Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid said the agreements would be suspended due to lack of respect on the part of the French government for accords with his country.

According to the minister, French policemen went last week to the residence of the Moroccan ambassador in Paris to deliver a legal notice against Abdellatif Hammouchi, a senior Moroccan intelligence official on torture allegations.

Ramid also decided to recall a Moroccan liaison judge who coordinates judicial cooperation with France from the Moroccan embassy in Paris.

The French government has not yet commented on the Moroccan move.

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry summoned the French ambassador in Rabat last Friday to lodge an official protest at the legal notice against Hammouchi.

Relations between traditional allies France and Morocco were dealt a blow a few days ago when a French newspaper revealed that the French ambassador in Washington François Delattre called Morocco his country's "mistress".

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2014, 11:44
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