Relations between Morocco and Malawi have seen significant development in all areas since the southern African country withdrew its recognition of the ghostly “rasd,” said Tuesday in Rabat. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Residents Abroad.
“Today, there is the High Will of HM King Mohammed VI and President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera to further develop relations and activate bilateral cooperation mechanisms,” Bourita said. Who was speaking at a press briefing following his talks with his Malawian counterpart, Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka.
“We have agreed to hold a joint commission early next year to develop economic relations, particularly in the agricultural and technical fields, and academic support for Malawian students in Morocco through grants offered by the Moroccan state,” he said.
Morocco and Malawi have the same position on a number of issues, including those related to peace and security in sub-Saharan Africa, on which “cooperation will be very important”, the Minister continued. This development of relations with Malawi is, he added, part of the King’s High Will to open up to English-speaking African countries, to establish channels of communication with them and to agree on development projects in all fields, to this end the forthcoming opening of a Moroccan representation in Malawi.
Thus, the Moroccan Minister took the opportunity to thank his Malawian counterpart for his country’s firm and constant support for the Kingdom’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity.
Referring to the opening of a consulate by Malawi in Laâyoune, Mr. Bourita pointed out that this consulate will be the 24th in the southern provinces and the 18th in an African country, or one third of the total number of African states.
“These States represent all regions of the African continent and Malawi will be the fifth member country of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to open a consulate in Moroccan Sahara, after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Eswatini and Madagascar”, he said, congratulating his Malawian counterpart on his country’s presidency of SADC starting next month.