A Royal Navy unit operating off the coast of Tan-Tan rescued, on August 8, fifty-six potential irregular migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sailing on a makeshift boat.
According to military sources, the rescued people received first aid on board, before being safely and soundly transferred to the port of Tan-Tan on the same day, where they were turned over to the Royal Gendarmerie for the standard administrative procedures.
It should be recalled that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, highlighted, on July 23 in Rome, the fundamentals of the Royal Vision on the issue of migration, stressing that Morocco has been at the forefront of all debates on migration.
Intervening at the International Conference on Development and Migration, which was chaired by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Bourita stated that Morocco has been at the forefront of all debates concerning migration.
“His Majesty King Mohammed VI is the African Union’s (AU) leader in terms of migration,” stated Bourita, noting that His Majesty the King’s Vision on migration is outlined in the African Agenda for Migration and reflected in the establishment of the African Migration Observatory.
Bourita pointed out that Morocco, as the ethical custodian of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (Marrakech Pact), places humanity at the heart of the migration equation, noting that the Kingdom’s vision believes that “a humane approach is compatible with rational governance.”
The Moroccan minister added that the Kingdom’s vision is also focused on Africa, emphasizing that this vision rejects the discrepancy between the perception of migration and its impact.