“The government appreciates good bilateral relations with Morocco and is working to improve them,” Swedish foreign ministry sources said. To the Europa Press Agency. “We regret that Morocco has decided to withdraw its ambassador for consultation,” they added.
The Moroccan government announced its decision to recall its ambassador to Sweden, Karim Medrek, for advice after Swedish authorities authorized the burning of a copy of the Koran during protests, which they described as “offensive and irresponsible”.
Officials in several Arab and Muslim countries criticized Swedish authorities for allowing the protests. Arab League Secretary Ahmed Abul Caid stressed on Thursday that it was “the responsibility of governments not to incite extremism or to tolerate those who promote ideas of hatred and Islamophobia”.
This time, note that the author of this fire is a refugee of Iraqi descent.