Morocco and Egypt agreed on Monday to set up a political consultation mechanism, activate the economic commission and the bilateral business forum. The two countries showed themselves determined to officially establish their political dialogue, which is already permanent between the two countries, during a visit by the head of Egyptian diplomacy, Sameh Choukri, to Rabat.
Rabat and Cairo showed their common vision aimed at giving even more importance to their bilateral relations, during this visit of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which had not visited Morocco for 7 years.
Nevertheless, the two countries have maintained excellent relations and have repeatedly shown their complicity in particular at international events.
During a joint press briefing following his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, the Egyptian minister therefore recalled the “solid historical relations”. which unite Morocco and its country, as well as the ties uniting the two Heads of State, King Mohammed VI and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, and the two peoples.
Sameh Choukri, welcomed on this occasion the convergence of views between Morocco and Egypt, concerning several issues of common interest, stressing that despite the context of the coronavirus pandemic over the past two years, contacts and Bilateral consultation continued, in particular with visits by the head of Moroccan diplomacy to Egypt.
Nasser Bourita confirmed this reality, indicating during his speech that this “has not affected and will not affect the momentum of Moroccan-Egyptian relations”. He also underlined that Moroccan-Egyptian relations had a special character and that the partnership between the two countries was distinguished, given the privileged relationship between President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi and King Mohammed VI.
Furthermore, the Minister of Foreign Affairs seized the opportunity of this visit by his Egyptian counterpart to express Morocco’s condemnation of the terrorist attack which targeted Egypt the day before yesterday, noting that “the Kingdom is side of the Egyptian people, because their security and stability are important for Morocco and the region”.
He insisted that Marc “is keen to ensure that Egypt’s regional and national interests are important” while affirming that “everything that affects Egypt affects Morocco”.
“During the talks, there was an agreement to strengthen relations and give them new impetus, by activating institutional mechanisms and implementing the agreements reached,” also noted the head of Moroccan diplomacy.
The two countries are closely linked and their consultation goes beyond the bilateral framework since it also manifests itself at the level of the Arab League, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and at the level of the Mediterranean.
During this meeting, the two ministers also discussed several issues of common interest in connection with Africa, in particular the Sahelo-Saharan region, developments in Libya, the Palestinian question and the fight against terrorism, terrorist organizations and the extremist ideology, said Sameh Choukri.