Republican and Democratic American senators underlined the regional peace leadership in Africa demonstrated by Morocco, thanks to the vision of King Mohammed VI. They said they wanted to develop a “very long-term” friendship with Morocco.
US politicians arrived in Morocco on Friday to meet with Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch and Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
The American delegation reiterated the will of the United States to work with Morocco and to develop friendship between the two countries.
“Our interest in the coming days is to continue working for peace in this region, given Morocco’s continued leadership in North Africa and across Africa as a whole,” said the Republican senator from Oklahoma, James Lankford, following his talks with Nasser Bourita.
He also welcomed the friendship that binds Morocco to the United States of America, which dates back more than two centuries, stressing his country’s desire to further strengthen these ties in the coming years.
The American delegation, made up of seven members representing the Democratic and Republican parties, did not fail to emphasize its objective of strengthening peace in the region with the help of Morocco.
Nevada Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen said the purpose of the visit is to explore ways to strengthen peace and prosperity in the region with Morocco’s help, expressing the United States’ willingness to deepen and consolidate the partnership with the Kingdom.
Members of the US Congress are currently making visits to all the countries that signed the Abraham Accords, including Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco to strengthen their relations.
The agreements are already contributing to the economies of the four countries and helping them work together to combat Iranian aggression. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting with senior government officials, business leaders and civil society organizations to discuss how we can strengthen the relationships fostered by the agreements and expand them to new countries.” , said Jacky Rosen, a Democratic senator from Nevada in a statement.
The US Congressional delegation began this tour a few days after the end of two days of preparatory meetings for the first Negev Forum scheduled in Morocco. The expanded group in the United States and Egypt saw the participation of nearly 150 people.