MAP - Saturday, February 9th 2019

Minister Delegate for National Defense Receives Croatian FM

Rabat - Pursuant to the high royal instructions, minister delegate to the head of government in charge of national defense administration, Abdeltif Loudyi, received, Friday in Rabat, Croatian deputy Prime minister and Foreign minister, Marija Pejcinovic Buric, who is on a working visit to Morocco on February 7-9, leading a large delegation. 

During this meeting, the two officials praised the bonds of friendship between the two countries and expressed, in this regard, their willingness to further consolidate them in various fields, according to a statement by the national defense administration.

They also highlighted the promising prospects for cooperation in the field of defense, according to the same source.

In this context, the two parties signed a military and technical cooperation agreement establishing the general framework for bilateral relations, particularly in the fields of military training and exercises, military health, disaster management and the exchange of experience and expertise.

The two officials also exchanged views on various issues of mutual interest and reviewed the security situation, particularly in the Mediterranean and the Sahel, the statement notes.

On this occasion, Loudyi highlighted the relevant strategy led by the Kingdom, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, especially in the fight against terrorism and the humanist management of the migration crisis.

For his part, the Croatian deputy PM commended the Kingdom's leading role in the region and its active commitment to peace and stability, both internationally and regionally. She also lauded the considerable progress made by Morocco under the leadership of HM the King, the statement concludes.