Japanese Parliamentary Official Expresses His Country's Will to Strengthen Relations with Morocco
In a meeting, on Monday in Rabat, with Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki, the Japanese official highlighted the closeness marking the Moroccan and Japanese relations, underlining the role played by the royal families of both countries in the fostering of these ties.
Quoted in a statement from the House of Representatives, Nakasone, who is visiting the Kingdom along with a parliamentary delegation from his country, said that the Friendship Association at the Japanese Parliament, established 40 years ago, is considered to be the oldest parliamentary association in Japan.
On the issue of Morocco's territorial integrity, Nakasone reiterated his country's steadfast stance over the conflict, adding that Tokyo will continue to support the UN efforts to find a political settlement to this dispute.
El Malki welcomed the development of the Moroccan-Japanese cooperation, bilaterally and multilaterally, noting the reinforcement of trade, finance and training relations between the two countries, as well as their shared determination to back up the actions of the United Nations to uphold the values of peace and stability in the world.
After underscoring the distinguished participation of the Kingdom of Morocco in the latest summit of the Tokyo International Conference on Africa, El Malki underlined the potentialities and opportunities to be used to serve both countries.
El Malki also said that the Sahara issue is a sacred cause for all Moroccans, lauding the unwavering position of Japan in support of the efforts by the United Nations to solve this conflict.