The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell made a call this Thursday to Moroccan Foreign Minister Naser Bourita, to whom he informed the EU’s intention to tackle the situation in Ceuta together.
In contact with the follow-up to the migration crisis in the autonomous city, which he described as “honest”, the head of diplomacy insisted on the need to maintain the “established” relationship between the EU and Morocco over the years.
“The goal is to work together to address the challenges we face and to find a solution to overcome the current tensions,” defended Borrell, maintaining the conciliatory tone with Rabat.
In the last few hours Brussels has cultivated several contacts with the Alawite Kingdom. In a previous appeal, the Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, received guarantees from the Moroccan authorities to control the passage of people to Ceuta after massive numbers of migrants were registered earlier in the week.