Palacio refuses to visit Morocco
The ex Spanish foreign minister, Ana Palacio, now the president of bicameral committee on the EU for the Spanish Parliament, has publicly refused an invitation delivered by Miguel Angel Moratinos, the Spanish foreign minister. The invitation was part of the visit by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos the first and Dona Sofia in mid January 2005.
The Moroccan press reports that Palacio has informed minister Moratinos that she will not be attending because it is a personal invitation. Palacio presided as minister when there was almost a military confrontation between Morocco and Spain in July 2002.