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Morocco, ASEAN Can Build Up ‘Fruitful Cooperation” in Several Key Areas: ASEAN SG

Jakarta  -  
Morocco and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can build up “fruitful cooperation” in several key areas, ASEAN Secretary-General, Lim Jock Hoi, said Tuesday in Jakarta.

Lim Jock Hoi, who held talks with Morocco’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, welcomed the growing interest shown by Morocco in ASEAN.

Boucetta is on a working visit to Jakarta to submit the action plan related to Morocco's bid for the status of Sectoral Dialogue Partner (SDP) within ASEAN.

"This important step reflects Morocco's commitment to ASEAN and can trigger a process of progressive and fruitful dialogue between the two sides," he pointed out.

He also praised Morocco's know-how in tourism and culture as well as the role played by the Kingdom to promote moderate Islam.

For her part, Boucetta said that the interest shown by Morocco in ASEAN stems from the Kingdom’s belief in the importance of Asia in general and of that grouping in particular, in accordance with the high guidelines of HM King Mohammed VI

"Indeed, ASEAN has been given a prominent place in Morocco’s foreign policy, by capitalizing on and solid links with each of the Member States," Boucetta told reporters following her talks with the ASEAN SG.

She explained that Morocco’s foreign policy is mainly based on the diversification of partners and the opening of new markets, adding that Morocco and ASEAN can also cooperation on migration.

Boucetta had previously met with several Indonesian senior officials, including Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir, Chairman of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) Tan Hung Seng and Secretary-General of  ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, Isra Sunthornvut.

Last modified : 13 February 2018

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