Discussions between Moroccan and Gulf to reinforce strategic partnership

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita held a virtual gathering with the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, for discussing strategic partnership. They in fact discussed how they could consolidate the existing strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the GCC.

Indeed, since 2011, there were many there important achievement of this partnership and that thanks to the leadership of King Mohammed VI, and his brothers, the leaders of the member states of the GCC. The two sides decided to extend their common work plan until 2024.

Bourita showed the intention of the Kingdom to keep working with the General Secretariat and the Gulf States to develop this partnership. This would be reached via the establishment of a new stage of cooperation and via a participatory framework that reinforces political, economic, commercial, and human ties between the two parties. This also represents the vision of King Mohammed VI, in the Royal Speech at the Morocco-Gulf Countries Summit in Riyadh that held on April 20, 2016.

On his part, the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council applauded the efforts of the King, who is the chairman of the Jerusalem Committee, in defending the special status of Jerusalem, protecting its Islamic character, maintaining the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and also defending the historical identity of this city as a land for the coexistence of the divine religions.

The Secretary-General repeated the constant position of the GCC States in favor of Morocco’s sovereignty about its Sahara and its territorial integrity. He also saw that any solution to this regional battle could just occur in the framework of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Furthermore, Bourita applauded Morocco’s relationship with the countries of the GCC. He also affirmed the support of the Kingdom of Morocco for the security and stability of the Gulf States and its refusal of any risk to its brother countries.

The two also discussed a number of Arab and regional subjects, and the two parties expressed their similar opinions.

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