On Monday in Rabat, Morocco and Azerbaijan celebrated the success of their bilateral collaboration and emphasized their shared desire to create new avenues for a prosperous and win-win alliance.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, co-chaired the Joint Cooperation Commission’s 2nd session and “expressed their satisfaction with the level reached by bilateral cooperation, thanks to the High Guidance of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Excellency President Ilham Aliyev.”
The meeting provided the two nations with a chance to reaffirm their commitment to advancing cooperation in a range of areas. A sizable delegation from Azerbaijan, comprising multiple ministries and state organizations, attended.
This time, Morocco and Azerbaijan demonstrated their commitment to expanding and deepening their cooperative relations by signing four agreements and Memorandums of Understanding in a variety of industries.
The Morocco-Azerbaijan Business Forum, which is set to take place in Rabat on Tuesday, is expected to enhance the two nations’ already robust commercial ties, underscoring the significance of this relationship going forward.
At this Joint Commission meeting, there was also discussion about the potential for developing triangular cooperation to the advantage of African partner nations. This project is in keeping with HM King Mohammed VI’s High Guidelines, which put South-South cooperation and Africa at the center of the Kingdom’s foreign policy. Additionally, Azerbaijan is demonstrating an increasing desire to strengthen its ties with Africa, opening up advantageous prospects for the planned triangular activities.
The excellent relations that unite the Kingdom and the Republic of Azerbaijan were reflected in the friendly and understanding atmosphere in which discussions between the two parties took place during this Joint Commission session.
In December 1991, Morocco was one of the first nations to acknowledge Azerbaijan’s independence. The two nations formally established diplomatic relations the following year, setting the stage for a protracted and successful partnership.
Azerbaijan appointed its first ambassador who was based in Rabat in 2007. A comparable action was taken by Morocco in 2008 when it appointed its first ambassador to Baku. The two capitals’ resolve to deepening their political ties and bolstering their economic cooperation was cemented by these actions.
In terms of solidarity, mutual trust, reciprocal respect, and support for one another on matters of shared interest, Morocco and Azerbaijan’s relations have excelled over time.
Among other things, there is a genuine convergence of opinion regarding the inviolability of the idea of preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, which is crucial for preserving peace and stability in their respective areas.