Clinton in Morocco

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Morocco's Foreign Minister Saad Eddine Othmani in Rabat, February 26, 2012. (Photo: Reuters) via Al Ahram

Clinton: “I come from Tunisia, tomorrow I will be in Morocco. My message is the same: the people of the Maghreb are as talented, creative and hard working as people anywhere in the world.”

Oh. Thanks, I guess?

I want to point out something that might slip between the cracks. Clinton apparently met with former foreign minister/current royal adviser, Taib Fassi-Fihri, before she met Othmani. This says a lot.

  1. Taib Fassi-Fihri was appointed by the king as a royal adviser weeks before Othmani was announced as the foreign minister.
  2. The Moroccan constitution does not outline the legal duties of a royal adviser. The fact that Clinton met with Fassi-Fihri before meeting Othmani means that Fassi-Fihri is still relevant to Morocco’s foreign policy, despite him longer holding a position in that department
  3. This goes out to all the people who said that even though Fassi-Fihri was appointed royal adviser, his position won’t hold any weight. LOL @ you.
  4. I hope everyone noted that lovely portrait in the middle of the above picture.

Related – “US values ties with new Morocco govt” | United States Breaks Ground on New Embassy Compound in Rabat, Morocco | US/Morocco: Clinton Should Urge Legal Reform, Says HRW


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