Declarations of Bardem generate a political conflict between Rabat and Paris
Following the recent statements by the Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who attributed the French ambassador in Washington “hurtful statements” for Morocco, the government of such country has requested the French Government to “repair the injury caused” by the incident.
“The French ambassador in the United States, François Delattre, which we met in 2011, told us that Morocco is a mistress with whom you sleep every night, you are not particularly in love with her, but it must be defended,” said Bardem in that declaration, expressly mentioned by the Moroccan Minister.
Mustafa Jalfi, Moroccan Minister of Communication, last night issued a statement which echoed the statements of Bardem, who put the controversial statements in the mouth of the French ambassador in Washington.
The Minister Jalfi considers that these words are “outrageous and unacceptable (…) France will find the most appropriate way, beyond a simple declaration from the Foreign Affairs Ministry to repair the damage caused by those words, wheter they were falsely attributed or if they were truly pronounced. “