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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Morocco Determined to Strengthen Strategic Partnerships, Respect for States' Sovereignty & Non-Interference in their Affairs

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Morocco Determined to Strengthen Strategic Partnerships, Respect for States' Sovereignty & Non-Interference in their Affairs

Morocco believes in strengthening partnerships based on win-win logic and respect for the sovereignty of States, their territorial integrity and the principle of non-interference in their internal affairs, said, Tuesday in Beijing, head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani.

According to a statement by the head of government’s department, El Othmani, who was speaking at the 3rd summit of the forum on China-Africa cooperation, stressed that Morocco is committed to strengthening the strategic partnership between China and African countries, beneficial to both parties, while expressing the readiness of the Kingdom to continue joint action, cooperation, investment promotion and economic recovery, in full respect of the sovereignty of States, their territorial integrity and the principle of non-interference in their internal affairs.

African cooperation is one of the priorities of Morocco's foreign policy, he recalled, noting that HM King Mohammed VI attaches particular importance to the long-standing relations between Africa and the People's Republic of China.

The diversification of partners is a strategic choice and a renewed orientation as part of Morocco's foreign policy, he said, praising relations and shared common values between the Kingdom of Morocco and the People's Republic of China, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

El Othmani also highlighted the Sovereign's determination to bring a particular human dimension to the Chinese-Moroccan partnership, through the strengthening of exchange as well as human and social rapprochement, by abolishing visas for Chinese nationals travelling to Morocco, whose number has increased, in the framework of academic and cultural exchanges as well as tourism, according to the statement.

He reiterated Morocco's continued willingness to work with the People's Republic of China to implement the "strategic partnership" established between the two countries in 2016, as well as the "Memorandum of Understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative".

MAP 04 September 2018