MFA Nasser Bourita Holds Talks with his Guinean Counterpart

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MFA Nasser Bourita Holds Talks with his Guinean Counterpart
Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita held talks on May 11th, 2021, by videoconference, with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad, Ibrahim Khalil Kaba, as part of the consolidation of the ties of solidarity, friendship and fraternal cooperation that have always existed between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Guinea.

During this meeting, the two ministers had a broad exchange of views on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of common interest.

At the bilateral level, Bourita and Kaba recalled the historical relations of friendship between the two countries, established long before the independence of the Republic of Guinea in 1958. On this occasion, they commemorated the multiform contribution made by the two fathers of independence, His Majesty King Mohammed V and Ahmed Sekou Toure, for the liberation of African peoples from the colonial yoke and for African integration.

The two ministers praised the level of cooperation relations between the two countries, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Guinea, Professor Alpha Conde, especially after the two Royal visits to Guinea in 2014 and 2017.

Bourita and Kaba welcomed the excellent relations between the two countries, marked by brotherhood and solidarity and affecting all aspects of cooperation, including mining, agriculture, fisheries, air and maritime transport, housing, water and electricity, agribusiness, banking, sanitation and the field of worship.

They praised the level of implementation of the bilateral agreements signed during the two Royal visits, of which 18 out of 34 have been fully implemented.

The two parties reaffirmed, on the occasion, the willingness of their Heads of State to strengthen and deepen further these relations, to intensify and diversify their cooperation in other areas of interest to both countries.

Bourita congratulated Guinea on its appointment to the Presidency of the G77+China, expressing his readiness to assist and work for the success of this global achievement, a sign of the esteem that the Group has for Guinea and its leaders.

He reiterated Morocco's thanks to Guinea for its constant and firm support for the territorial integrity of Morocco in regional and international forums and through its actions on the ground, including the opening in Dakhla of a Consulate General of Guinea, in January 2020, and the support expressed to the action of the Kingdom after the liberation of the passage at the border post of El Guergarat between Morocco and Mauritania.

Kaba, for his part, renewed his country's firm support for a negotiated, consensual and final political solution to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara and respect for Decision 693, adopted at the level of African Heads of State, at the African Union Summit in Nouakchott in July 2018, affirming the exclusivity of the United Nations as a framework for seeking a political, mutually acceptable, realistic, pragmatic and sustainable solution to the Sahara issue.

At the regional level, the two ministers reaffirmed their countries' commitment to the continent and welcomed the leadership and commitment of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President Alpha Conde to the development and prosperity of the African continent.

The two ministers committed to better coordination of their actions and mutual support in regional and international fora.

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