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Morocco, Senegal Agree to Further Coordinate Stances, Particularly on Migration Issue

Rabat   -  
Morocco and Senegal have expressed their common willingness to further coordinate their stances, particularly on the issue of migration, at a meeting, Friday in Rabat, between minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita and his Senegalese counterpart, Sidiki Kaba.
Morocco, Senegal Agree to Further Coordinate Stances, Particularly on Migration Issue
19 January 2018

The Senegalese FM's visit to Morocco is "an opportunity to further coordinate the stances of the two countries in preparation for the next African Union summit where HM King Mohammed VI will present the African Agenda for migration at the request of his peer heads of State," Bourita told the press after the meeting.

For his part, the Senegalese official stressed the importance of "building within our countries a strong economy in the framework of a sustainable development, in order to retain populations in their home region,” calling on all States to work in this direction to ensure "a better future for our children.”

Regarding multilateral cooperation, Kaba said that within the regional and international organizations, the viewpoints of Senegal and Morocco "will, as has always been the case, go in the same direction.”

In addition to the migration issue, the two ministers discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the religious field. In this context, Bourita emphasized the need to promote moderate Islam.

In the same vein, Kaba recalled that the two countries share the same positions on this issue, stressing the importance of defending the values of peace and tolerance conveyed by Islam.

"We should work to ensure that the best face of Islam is understood by the overwhelming majority and that this religion of peace is not equated with violence," he added.

The two officials also said that Morocco and Senegal are determined to further strengthen their relations, already exceptional.

In this regard, Bourita said that "the relationship between the two countries has a solid foundation and a strategic perspective drawn by the two heads of State through a number of concrete projects and strategic agreements."

This meeting is also an opportunity to assess all that has been launched during the royal visits and to set up mechanisms for diplomatic consultations and sectoral cooperation to serve our strategic vision, he underlined.

Last modified : 19 January 2018

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