Like Spain and Germany, France must, today more than ever, choose its side. Playing a double game is not only harmful to Morocco, but it serves the corporals of the Algerian military junta on a silver platter.

Morocco’s diplomatic success and influence on the regional and international levels make certain European powers such as France jealous and even afraid. This postulate is enough, in itself, to dissect the issues of the political news that marked the end of August and the beginning of September 2022. What happened on August 26 in Tunis and the political developments that followed marked a new episode in a series of masked hostilities led by France with the complicity of Algeria.

The images of President Kaïs Saïed welcoming, with the honors worthy of a great head of state, the head of the Polisario front, Brahim Ghali, talking to him in the presidential lounge of the airport, were perceived as a betrayal . They have raised many questions and above all misunderstanding when we know that Tunisians are not unaware of the sensitivity of this issue for Morocco, with regard to its territorial integrity. It is not so much Brahim Ghali’s participation in this summit that is shocking, but the welcome given to him by Kaïs Saïed.

At the height of the health crisis that the country of Jasmine experienced, King Mohammed VI ordered the dispatch of medical aid and the construction of field hospitals in Tunis. In 2014, King Mohammed VI visited Tunisia, plagued by terrorist attacks in a post-Arab Spring situation. He had walked the streets of the Tunisian capital as a sign of support for an entire people and for tourism in this Maghreb country shunned by foreign tourists. What Kaïs Saïed did is not just proof of political immaturity on the part of an omnipotent president who has driven out all counter-power from his perimeter. It is much more than that. It was a plot fomented elsewhere, from Paris to Algiers, and carried out in Tunis.

This is all the more flagrant as the visit of the leader of the Polisario to Tunisia came at the height of the escalation of tensions between Rabat and Algiers, in a context characterized by “cold” relations between Rabat and Paris and by the recent visit of Emmanuel Macron in Algeria which was “crowned” by the suspension of restrictions on Schengen visas granted to Tunisians.

This betrayal hides badly the birth of a coalition (secret at least in appearance) whose axis is Paris and which acts against the strategic interests of the Kingdom. Kaïs Saïed’s Tunisia is only a puppet in the service of a French strategist and an Algerian financial backer. The timing of this politico-diplomatic maneuver was concocted a few days before the royal speech of August 20 on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, in which the Sovereign reaffirmed the new paradigm of Moroccan diplomacy. , which bluntly challenges the old and new “partners” about their mixed position on the Moroccan Sahara issue.

HM the King only stubbornly underlined what he announced in his speech in November 2021. He explained that the Kingdom will henceforth not conclude any trade agreement with countries that hold an ambiguous or hostile position with regard to its territorial integrity. .

Since the misunderstanding born of the repatriation of Moroccan minors from France, the instruction (or rather the punishment) aimed at halving the Schengen visas issued to Moroccans or the Pegasus affair have triggered a certain freeze in diplomatic relations.

France has, of course, historically supported Morocco in the Sahara issue. But its position has always known how to keep its distance in order to preserve its strategic interests with Algeria.

Like Spain and Germany, France must, today more than ever, choose its side. Playing a double game as it has always done not only harms Morocco, which seeks to complete its territorial integrity, but it serves on a silver platter the corporals of the Algerian military junta who excessively exploit the concept of “enemy” to veil with a sieve their repression of the Algerian people in general and Kabyle in particular.

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