The London Court of Appeal on Thursday irrevocably rejected the appeal of the pro-separatist NGO ”WSC” against a previous decision of the Administrative Court, rejecting its request that attempted to question the association’s agreement linking Morocco to the United Kingdom.
This third setback since last December for the enemies of Morocco’s territorial integrity confirms the validity of the association agreement linking the two countries, which benefits the populations and development of all the Kingdom’s regions, including the southern part which the Algiers’ sponsored separatists covet.
According to several Moroccan and British analysts, the court’s decision also highlights the repeated failures of the real instigator of the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, who, despite Algiers’ malicious intentions, is failing in his attempts to persuade the British judiciary to re-examine the post-Brexit trade agreement concluded and supported by the two Kingdoms.
Indeed, trade between Britain and Morocco has grown steadily since the agreement was signed, with bilateral flows peaking at £2.9 billion in Q3 2022, up £1 billion on the same period last year. The Association Agreement between Morocco and the United Kingdom, signed in London on October 26, 2019, has been in force since January 1, 2021.
It restores, in the context of bilateral relations, all the effects that the two countries granted each other, within the framework of the Morocco-EU Association Agreement.
It thus ensures the continuity of trade between Morocco and the UK after December 31, 2020, enabling the two Kingdoms to establish a structured partnership on a long-term basis. With operational and institutionalized cooperation instruments, and driven by a shared ambition, the agreement constitutes a guarantee for Moroccan and British companies undertaking economic and commercial relations in all sectors of cooperation, underlying Morocco’s status as a continental colossus on trade and development.