Morocco, Rwanda Discuss Means to Develop Bilateral Cooperation

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Le renforcement de la coopération bilatérale au cœur d'entretiens entre M. Bourita et son homologue rwandais
Rabat, (MoFA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, on Friday held talks in Rabat with his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta, which focused on the means to strengthen cooperation and partnership relations between Rabat and Kigali in several areas.

During these talks, the two ministers noted, with satisfaction, the convergence of points of view of the two countries on issues of common interest, in particular peace and security in Africa, South-South cooperation, food security, sustainable development and reform of the African Union.

The Rwandan top diplomat commended the "excellent relations" between Morocco and Rwanda.

"Next year, we hope to welcome you to Rwanda on the occasion of the Joint Commission for Moroccan-Rwandan Cooperation, which will meet in Kigali," Mr. Biruta said.

"We very much appreciate these good relations at the political, economic and business level," he insisted, adding that there are investment projects under way and that he hopes to see more Moroccan and Rwandan businesswomen and businessmen "establish partnerships to invest in Rwanda, Morocco or elsewhere".

Mr. Biruta also underlined Rwanda's commitment to "working alongside Morocco at the level of international bodies on matters of regional or global interest".

He also thanked the Moroccan government for the support it has provided to Rwanda through the African Union, the United Nations or other international organizations.

"We will always encourage this consultation to adopt common positions," he pointed out.

For his part, Bourita stressed that relations between the two countries have entered a "new era" since the visit of His Majesty the King to Rwanda in 2016.

The opening of a Rwandan embassy in Morocco last January reflects the new impetus given to bilateral relations, he said, recalling the commitment of the two parties in implementing several agreements and projects launched over the past few years.

"This visit gave us the opportunity to discuss, in depth, the various dimensions of our bilateral relations and to explore new avenues for cooperation," he said.

"Beyond our bilateral agenda, what brings us together are issues related to the development of Africa,” he noted.

"The maturity of our relations allows us to move to a higher level and consider a real projection of our cooperation in Africa", Mr. Bourita underlined.

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