Nasser Bourita And Congolese Counterpart On Strengthening Political Dialogue and Moroccan Sahara Autonomy Initiative

Gakosso reaffirmed the serious and credible nature of the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative which should lead to a final settlement of this issue, under the auspices of the UN as endorsed by decision 693 adopted by the AU Summit in Nouakchott in 2018.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, met today, May 10th, by videoconference, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso.

Welcoming the excellence of the deep bonds of friendship and solidarity between the two countries, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Excellency President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, the two ministers highlighted the interest shown by the two countries in strengthening political dialogue on the basis of respect and defense of the sovereignty and unity of African states.

Bourita and Gakosso also recalled the renewed dynamic experienced by the Moroccan-Congolese partnership following visits carried out by His Majesty the King to the Congo in February 2006 and in April 2018. These visits enabled the signing of several agreements in various fields and the launch of the construction of a disembarkation point at the fishing port of Yoro in Brazzaville.

Regarding the Moroccan Sahara matter, Bourita praised the favorable position of the Congo, which has resulted in its support for the efforts made by the Kingdom with a view to reaching a negotiated political solution to this regional dispute.

In this regard, Gakosso reaffirmed the serious and credible nature of the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative which should lead to a final settlement of this issue, under the auspices of the UN as endorsed by decision 693 adopted by the AU Summit in Nouakchott in 2018.

As such, Rabat and Brazzaville insisted on the importance of strengthening strategic communication and coordination in various multilateral platforms, such as the African Union and the United Nations.

In the same context, the Congo expressed its support for Morocco’s candidacy for the role of AU Commissioner in the fields of education, science, technology and innovation.

As for Morocco’s permanent commitment to support Libya, Bourita and Gakosso welcomed the efforts already undertaken by the new executive towards a political settlement of the situation in the country.

They two ministers underlined the important role of the African Union in the search for a solution in Libya, through the High Level Committee on Libya chaired by His Excellency Denis Sassou N’Guesso.

Regarding Chad, the two ministers expressed their support for the new transitional authorities and expressed their attachment to unity and peace in this neighboring country, with the support of the African Union and regional and international organizations.

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