Spanish and Moroccan leaders meet to repair ties
11 February 2023 | 12:04 pm
A group of Spanish ministers has joined Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in meeting with the Moroccan government in Rabat. Relations have begun to improve following a spat over Western Sahara.
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