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Morocco is Essential Ally of Portugal, Portuguese FM

Rabat  -  
Morocco is an essential ally and a respected neighbor for Portugal, said, on Thursday in Lisbon, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva.
Morocco is Essential Ally of Portugal, Portuguese FM
26 October 2018

In a meeting with Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki, who is on a working visit to Portugal, the Portuguese minister highlighted the distinguished relations between the two countries and their close cooperation on many issues as migration, confirming the participation of a high-level delegation at the United Nations Conference on Migration slated in Marrakech in December.

According to a statement from the House of Representatives, Santos Silva noted that the two countries have concluded several bilateral agreements on security, energy and economic partnership, adding that Morocco is Portugal's second partner in the African continent.

Regarding the Moroccan Sahara, Santos Silva affirmed that Portugal encourages efforts by the United Nations to find a negotiated resolution to this conflict.

For his part, El Malki underlined the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, which will contribute to strengthening the role of the two friendship groups in order to bring the two countries closer.

Last modified : 26 October 2018

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