MAP - Tuesday, April 9th 2019

FM Receives Emissary of Mozambican President Carrying Message to HM the King

Rabat - Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, received, on Monday in Rabat, his Mozambican counterpart José Condunga Pacheco, emissary of Mozambique's president Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, carrying a message to HM King Mohammed VI.

In a statement to the press at the end of the meeting, Pacheco said he handed Bourita a message from the Mozambican head of State to the Sovereign in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation to HM the King for the humanitarian aid sent to overcome the effects of Cyclone Idai in some parts of Mozambique, stressing that "without this support, we would have faced a very difficult situation".

The first aid was a success, Pacheco said, adding that the country's reconstruction program had been launched.

This message is also an opportunity to announce to Morocco that we are hosting the next Africa-USA Economic Summit, he added, calling for the two countries to join forces to have a business forum that will work for the continent's economic development.

This visit provides an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to strengthen solidarity, friendship and bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic field, Pacheco said, stressing that it is also an occasion to discuss bilateral, continental and international issues that will establish a fruitful and solid relationship with the Kingdom.

For his part, Bourita noted that this meeting was an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to further develop them, based on the historical relations between Rabat and Maputo.

The discussions with the Mozambican official also examined ways to implement cooperation mechanisms and build a relationship based on clarity, mutual understanding and respect for the interests of both countries so as to resolve regional problems rather than complicate them.