MFA Nasser Bourita holds talks with his Ghanaian counterpart

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MFA Nasser Bourita holds talks with his Ghanaian counterpart
Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, held a meeting on Tuesday May 25 by videoconference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Republic of Ghana, Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

During this meeting, the two ministers welcomed the excellent relations of friendship and solidarity between the two countries which were further consolidated during the visit of HM King Mohammed VI, in February 2017, to Accra and which was crowned by the signing of 25 legal instruments including government agreements and others relating to public-private partnership in different areas of cooperation.

The two parties welcomed the results of the general elections held in Ghana on December 07, 2020, which took place in a free, transparent climate and in respect of the popular will, enshrining a well-founded Afro-optimism based on the political reforms initiated by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The Minister welcomed the designation of Ghana to house the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA and its recent renewal of naming as President of ECOWAS for a second term. Mr. Bourita highlighted the personal commitment of President Akufo-Addo in his capacity as President of ECOWAS for the resolution of the political crisis in Mali.

Regarding the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, Ms. Botchwey reiterated her country's firm support for the decision 693 of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union dated July 2018, which established the exclusivity of the United Nations as a consensual framework of the process leading to a political solution that is mutually acceptable, realistic, pragmatic and final to this question.

Driven by the desire to develop a mutually beneficial economic partnership, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in priority sectors such as agriculture, tourism, health, vocational training and energy and mining. 

MFA Bourita and Ms. Botchwey also discussed reviving the Morocco-Ghana economic council with a view to encouraging the private sectors of the two countries to explore other investment opportunities and to boost public-private partnerships to serve as a model of South-South cooperation in Africa. 

MFA Bourita highlighted the personal commitment of President Akufo-Addo in his capacity as President of ECOWAS for the resolution of the political crisis in Mali.  At the multilateral level, the two ministers pledged to ensure better coordination of their actions and to grant each other reciprocal support within regional and international bodies and to promote partnership in matters of peace and security.

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