Spanish FM expects a meeting with Morocco may take place “eventually”

When asked about the high-level meeting between Spain and Morocco during his participation in the 9th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, held in Fez this week, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares said that no precise date had been agreed.

According to a Spanish official reported by Spanish media, the summit’s planning primarily relies on the priorities of King Mohammed VI and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

We are discussing a meeting that hasn’t taken place in seven years, and it is extremely complicated due to the large number of ministers involved, whether from the Spanish or Moroccan side, as well as the fact that the international agendas of the head of state and the king of Morocco are particularly burdened by the current state of the world, he said. Setting a date for the high-level meeting is just a matter of time, according to Albares.

Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, co-chaired the Global Forum with Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the Deputy Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

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