The Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mrs. Mbarka Bouaida , held talks, on Wednesday November 11th 2015 in Rabat, with the Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in charge of North Africa and the Middle East, Mr. Tobias ELLWOOD MP, on a working visit to Morocco.
During this meeting, the two officials emphasized on all the gains made at the level of the Moroccan-British cooperation, praising, on this occasion, the efforts deployed by the two countries in order to consolidate the strategic political dialogue initiated between London and Rabat in 2013.
Mrs Bouaida welcomed the excellence of the bilateral relations between the two Kingdoms, evoking, in this regard, the means to further reinforce economic cooperation taking into account the investment opportunities offered by Morocco.
The Minister Delegate also highlighted the major structuring projects, announced by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, May God Assit Him, during his visit to the southern provinces on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Green March, recalling, in the same line, that these projects will enable to strengthen Morocco’s African roots.
Mrs. Bouaida furthermore underlined the determination of Morocco to implement the project of advanced regionalization, considered as a constitutional and democratic choice, and a first step towards the application of the autonomy plan of the southern provinces.
The Minister delegate informed the British official of the latest developments of the national cause, highlighting the efforts of the kingdom for a negotiated and realistic political solution, based on the parameters set by the pertinent Security Council resolutions.
For his part, the British Under Secretary of State saluted the leading role of Morocco in the pacification of the region, while emphasizing on the role of the Kingdom in the facilitation of the inter-Libyan dialogue and in the fight against extremism at the regional and international levels.
This meeting was also an opportunity to analyze regional and international issues of common interest, particularly, the situation in Libya, in the Sahelo-Saharan region, in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Palestine.