Spain and Morocco meet in Madrid on Tuesday to reopen the borders of Ceuta and Melilla


Thus they would establish modalities and calendars for carrying out the process of normalization of people and goods by the two land posts that began on 17 May.

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Pedro Schenz at dinner with Mohammed VI in Rabat.pool
  • interior Spain and Morocco agree to reopen Ceuta and Melilla borders on May 17, the anniversary of the wave of immigrants
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Spain You Morocco See you next Tuesday, June 7th madrid Establish modalities and programs to complete the process of reopening the border between the two countries and normalization of people and goods through the two land posts that began on May 17 this year.

This was confirmed in a statement Ministry of Interior Who explained that the meeting would take place within the framework of the application of the commitments of the Joint Declaration of 7 April, the date on which the government’s President Pedro Sánchez met. Rabat With the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, to end the diplomatic crisis and begin a new phase in the relationship as a result of Spanish support for the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Shar.

“Particularly with regard to the normalization of movement of people and goods through customs and people control systems,” the ministry clarified.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albers hints after meeting with his counterpart in Morocco on 11 May Nassar Burita That the reopening of the border, which was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, “will happen in an orderly, gradual manner, so that it is truly mutually beneficial.”

Thus, on 17 May, the land boundaries of ceuta You Melilla Opened in the first phase with Morocco restricted to citizens of The European Union And with the Schengen area allowing a gradual reopening, the two countries agreed to avoid incidents.

Subsequently, on 31 May, a second phase was opened in which legally recognized cross-border workers, as well as those who recognized them as such due to the expiration of the card, were already in Spanish territory through the same border crossing. have entered. Received a specific visa for Ceuta and Melilla.

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