Morocco rejects Spanish Catalonia's independence move

RABAT, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Morocco rejected on Wednesday Catalonia's "unilateral" independence move, voicing its support to neighboring Spain's territorial integrity.

"Morocco rejects the unilateral process of the independence of Catalonia, and expresses its attachment to the sovereignty, national unity and the territorial integrity of Spain," the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, but halted implementation to allow negotiations.

Deeming Catalonia's government move as "irresponsible and unsustainable," Morocco said the move is a source of "instability and division not only in Spain but throughout its European neighborhood."

The north African kingdom said it is is confident in the Spanish government's ability to manage wisely this situation to uphold constitutional order and serve the supreme interest of Spain and Europe.

[ Editor: meng ]
 

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