Antony Blinken: “Morocco is an important force for stability, peace, progress and moderation”
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, discussed, Monday in Washington, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, the “historic, solid and long-term partnership” between the United States and Morocco, stressing that the kingdom is an “important force for stability, peace, progress, and moderation.”
Blinken also noted Morocco’s “leadership” in the field of establishing regional peace and stability through the resumption of relations with Israel, as well as in the issues of climate change and renewable energy, stressing the close bilateral cooperation in various areas of common interest.
Regarding military cooperation between the two countries, the American official mentioned the upcoming organization by Morocco of the joint military exercise “African lion maneuvers.”
During this meeting, which is part of the regular political consultations between the two parties on the various aspects of the strategic partnership, Bourita highlighted the “strong and historic friendship” that unites the two countries, noting that this partnership “has never been as strong as it is today.
“His Majesty King Mohammed VI appreciates this partnership which is based on our common commitments to peace, stability, and prosperity,” Bourita said.
The partnership between Rabat and Washington, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and US President Joe Biden, has undergone in recent years a significant and constant development in all areas.
The minister stressed that “our discussions have always been fruitful and constructive,” explaining that the partnership between Morocco and the United States contributes to “serving our two peoples as well as peace and stability in the world.
Bourita’s visit to Washington, during which meetings were held with senior US officials at the State Department and the White House, was an opportunity to review ways to strengthen the strategic partnership and discuss international and regional issues of common interest, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
This visit also underlines the dynamics of regular consultations between Morocco and the United States, which have intensified considerably over the past two years, with successive visits by senior American officials to the Kingdom.