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Friday 13 December 2019

Rabat and Ankara Agree to Further Cooperation in Several Areas

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 Rabat and Ankara Agree to Further Cooperation in Several Areas

Morocco and Turkey have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in many areas, mainly the economic and commercial ones.

Speaking at a joint press briefing after talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the two countries agreed to continue working together to further improve bilateral relations in many areas".

Noting that the trade balance is in favor of Turkey, Cavusoglu expressed the wish to see a more balanced trade, adding that a Turkish delegation will soon visit Morocco to reach an agreement in this regard.

The two sides also discussed regional issues of shared interest, and welcomed the shared viewpoints "on Libya and beyond," said the Turkish top official, noting that "there is no military solution to the conflicts in our region".

Cavusoglu, who has taken part in the commemoration in Rabat of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, lauded the active leadership of the Kingdom of Morocco within the OIC, reaffirming the will to continue working together to consolidate the efficiency of this organization and meet the expectations of the Ummah.

Bourita welcomed a "constructive meeting", which took place in an atmosphere of mutual respect and frankness and allowed to examine the positive and multi-dimensional cooperation between the two countries.

The talks were also an opportunity to discuss the development of this cooperation and ways to remove some trade obstacles which create problems in bilateral partnership, said the minister.

The two ministers also discussed a number of regional issues of common interest within the framework of consultation and exchange of data, added the minister.

MAP 12 December 2019