At the center of the open crisis with Morocco, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs has just been decorated with the Spanish Royal Order of Charles III.
Dismissed from office by the government of Pedro Sanchez, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, was decorated this Wednesday, December 29, with the Grand Cross of the Spanish Royal Order of Charles III, the highest civil honor in the Iberian country.
– Arancha González (@AranchaGlezLaya) December 29, 2021
This decoration was awarded by the government to 23 former ministers, among whom we also find Pablo Iglesias, former second vice-president of the government and Minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, reports the agency. Europa Press.
Arancha Gonzalez Laya was sacked during a major cabinet reshuffle operated by Pedro Sanchez last July. The minister had been directly involved in the “Brahim Ghali” affair. The former minister had even been summoned by the judge in charge of the investigation into the illegal entry of Brahim Ghali into Spanish territory on April 18 to be treated for Covid.
As a reminder, Brahim Ghali entered Spain with the help of Madrid who acted at the request of Algiers. The minister had advanced “humanitarian reasons” to justify this decision, causing the biggest crisis of the decade between the two neighboring countries.