Morocco, Sultanate of Oman Share Ambition to Attain More Global Goals, Promising Long-Term Partnership – Bourita

Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs, African cooperation, and Moroccan expatriates, declared on Tuesday in Rabat that Morocco and the Sultanate of Oman share a desire to advance global goals and a promising long-term alliance to keep up with the changes the world is going through, particularly in the areas of trade, investment, and business within the framework of globalization and economic blocs.

During the sixth Morocco-Oman Joint Commission meeting, which he co-chaired with his Omani counterpart Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi, Bourita made note of the promising opportunities for bilateral cooperation in other fields, including energy, renewable energy, the digital economy, and agriculture. This is in keeping with the leaders of the two nations’ long-term outlooks and commitment to ensuring the realization of their respective visions of progress and sustainable development.

The General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises and the Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industry are urged to activate the Moroccan-Omani Business Council and promote joint investments in all sectors. Bourita expressed his satisfaction with the results obtained and emphasized the significance of involving all economic actors in the economic dynamism of both countries as well as utilizing all investment opportunities in both countries.

In support of a clear vision based on dialogue and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and respect for their territorial integrity, he also emphasized the accomplishments of the Sultanate of Oman under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Ha’tham Ben Tariq and the nation’s leading role in promoting regional and international peace and security.

In this regard, he pointed out that the two nations’ relationships with various partners are based on the same ideas and values.

The Minister also congratulated the Sultanate of Oman on its assumption of the rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which is linked to Morocco by a strategic partnership and is regarded as one of the tributaries of cooperation between Morocco and the sister countries of the Gulf, expressing his conviction that the Sultanate of Oman’s presidency of the current session will contribute to the enrichment of joint action and the strengthening of fruitful partnership relations with the Kingdom.

Today’s meeting has special significance, given that it coincides with the 28th anniversary of the creation of the Moroccan-Omani Joint Commission on June 27, 1995, as well as the second meeting in which the chairmanship of the Joint Commission was entrusted to the two Foreign Ministers following the Muscat session on January 6 and 7, 2019.

The goal of this session, according to Bourita, is to raise cooperation to the level of the two Heads of State’s aspirations while also confirming the countries’ commitment to holding this commission on a regular basis as the main mechanism for consolidating bilateral cooperation in the various economic, cultural, technical, and social fields.

The Minister further stated that the Sultanate of Oman has consistently expressed positive positions of support on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, both bilaterally and within a multilateral framework, and that the Kingdom is pleased with the privileged level of relations between the two brotherly nations, marked by constant coordination and consultation and continued solidity.

In this regard, he recalled the message of thanks and gratitude sent by HM the King to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur, for his country’s firm support for the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, expressed by the leaders of the Gulf countries at the 42nd session of the GCC Supreme Council, held in Riyadh.

The Minister also highlighted the positive development of bilateral relations in a number of areas, notably education, which is one of the sectors reflecting these distinguished relations, noting that the 2022-2023 academic year saw an increase to 156 in the number of Omani students enrolled in various specialties, while the number of graduates from Moroccan universities and institutes in recent years has reached 407, including 31 last year.

On this occasion, the Minister announced that the number of teaching seats devoted to the brotherly sultanate of Oman would be increased to 100, instead of the current 50.

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