March 5, 2021 – 6:20 pm – Morocco
The German embassy in Morocco has decided to no longer issue Schengen visas to Moroccans, except in certain categories. This decision follows Morocco’s decision to suspend all contact and contact with the embassy.
The German embassy’s website states that applications and Schengen visas have been suspended indefinitely. Only a few types of passengers are not affected by this decision. The German embassy in Rafat responds to Morocco’s decision to suspend contact and cooperation with German cooperation organizations and political bases.
Foreign Minister Nasser Borita was in an official letter to Prime Minister Saadin El Otmani and asked other members of the government to suspend all contact with the German embassy for now. The reason for this is “deep misunderstandings with the Federal Republic of Germany on the fundamental issues of the Kingdom of Morocco”.
This decision is justified by Germany’s position on the Sahara and the criticism leveled by the United States and the European Union in recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara. Another reason was Germany’s decision not to involve Rabat in talks on Libya’s future during a conference in Berlin in January 2020.