The ambassador to Kenya for His Majesty the King, Mr. Abderrazzak Laassel, revealed that Morocco and Kenya were urged to improve their bilateral ties in a number of areas.
In comments to Kenya’s East African newspaper that were published on Saturday in response to Kenyan President William Ruto’s decision to withdraw his country’s recognition of the so-called “Saharan Republic,” the Moroccan diplomat confirmed that Morocco, which was pleased with President Ruto’s economic model, could provide significant support in the area of food security because it is the world’s largest producer of fertilizers.
In this regard, the newspaper pointed out that the new President had promised to assure cheaper fertilizer, underlining the fact that his goal was to increase food production, guarantee long-term food security, as well as to quickly lower food prices.
Mr. Laassel mentioned the social housing sector as an area where the two nations could potentially work together fruitfully. Morocco could share its successful experience in this field, and the Kingdom could gain from Kenya’s “extensive experience in ICT, particularly in digitizing the banking sector,” he said.
The article stresses that Kenya might benefit significantly from the tea and coffee markets in Morocco, and Nairobi could get ideas from the 14 million tourists that Morocco receives each year.
The Journal reported that William Ruto, the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya, had decided to withdraw his nation’s recognition of the so-called “Saharawi Republic” upon taking office. It went on to say that the Kenyan President’s declaration was supported by Mr. Nasser Boura Boura, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Diplomacy, who had given him a message of congratulations from his Majesty.
The newspaper further stated that William Ruto had promised to assist the Kingdom of Morocco in locating a fair resolution to the Moroccan Sahara issue ever since he served as vice president in 2021.