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.
- Taib Fassi-Fihri was appointed by the king as a royal adviser weeks before Othmani was announced as the foreign minister.
- 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
- 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.
- I hope everyone noted that lovely portrait in the middle of the above picture.