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Germany’s newly appointed ambassador takes up duties in Morocco

The new ambassador of Germany to Morocco, Robert Dölger, started his duties on Tuesday, according to well-informed sources.

The German ambassador has arrived recently in Morocco, with the aim of starting a new page in the bilateral relationship between the countries, and turning the page of the diplomatic crisis that had lasted several months due to the Moroccan Sahara issue.

Germany had announced last year its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan to end the dispute in the Sahara region, an announcement that eased the conflict with Rabat and opened a new phase in the relationship between the two countries.

The appointment of Dölger from Berlin came under the efforts of creating new bridges with Rabat, and the announcement of his name as a candidate to take up the embassy office in Rabat followed a meeting occurred last year between Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

Dölger is considered a veteran diplomat in Germany, having joined the foreign ministry in 1991. Due to his tenure as the head of the ministry’s Middle East department and his experience as a diplomat in Africa, he is seen as an expert on the region, according to Morocco World News.

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