FM Received in Nouakchott by Mauritanian President

Nouakchott – Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, was received in audience Wednesday in Nouakchott, by Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience, Bourita said he “had the honor of being received in audience by the Mauritanian president, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani”.

He added that the meeting was an opportunity to convey to the Mauritanian head of State the greetings and consideration of HM King Mohammed VI as well as the Sovereign’s firm will to raise to higher levels the relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which commemorate this year the 50th anniversary of the signing of the fraternity and good neighborliness agreement.

This agreement, signed in 1970 between Rabat and Nouakchott, is now more important than ever because, he added, fraternity and good neighborliness are fundamental principles in relations between the two countries.

According to the minister, the essential thing today is to take advantage of this favorable context to activate the spirit of this agreement as well as all the opportunities offered to raise the level of these ties into “a strong strategic partnership”.

Bourita stressed the willingness of HM the King that Morocco’s relations with Mauritania are not ordinary links, but rather exceptional relations because of their history, human depth, geographical proximity and common destiny “which requires us to take up challenges that can only be overcome together”.

“We have the necessary mechanisms and legal framework at our disposal and we should seize the particularly favorable context of bilateral relations to boost the agreements in order to achieve tangible results and to turn these relations into a genuine partnership that benefits all levels and all players,” he underlined.

This is a win-win partnership that benefits both brotherly peoples,” he added.

In this regard, the minister stressed that Moroccan-Mauritanian relations, based on a solid foundation, draw their strength from the human and fraternal ties forged between the two brotherly peoples, as well as from cooperation relations in various fields, particularly economy and trade, and in mutual respect and convergence of views on a large number of issues.

The minister also noted that the audience was a good opportunity to meet the Mauritanian president and listen to his analysis of the situation in the region and his vision for the future of bilateral ties.

In this sense, he said he is “convinced” that the next few days “will be very positive for bilateral relations.”

The audience took place in the presence of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad, Mohamed Ahmed Ould Mohamed Lemine, director of the Mauritanian president’s Cabinet and Hamid Chebbar, Morocco’s ambassador to Mauritania.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse