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Tuesday 4 September 2018

Morocco Takes Part in 13th Dubrovnik Forum in Croatia

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Morocco Takes Part in 13th Dubrovnik Forum in Croatia

A Moroccan delegation, led by secretary of State to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, took part in the 13th edition of the Dubrovnik Forum in Croatia, under the theme "Strengthening Resilience - the Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Balkans".

During this annual forum, several issues were discussed such as migration, terrorism, climate change and the whole series of asymmetric threats that test the Mediterranean at the political, economic, social and cultural levels.

Morocco's presence at this forum stems from its firm commitment, under the impetus of HM King Mohammed VI, to peace, dialogue, development and integration in the Mediterranean area.

"For Morocco, purely security measures to combat terrorism and extremism remain insufficient if they are not part of a comprehensive and multidimensional approach that takes into consideration other initiatives in areas as varied as the fight against propaganda, the promotion of true religious values, but beyond, by addressing the root causes of radicalization such as marginalization, underdevelopment and the resolution of international conflicts that affect populations," said Boucetta at this forum.

In this regard, she recalled the active involvement and contribution of the Kingdom as well as the initiatives it has taken at regional and international levels to combat this scourge.

Regarding migration, the secretary of State highlighted Morocco's call to pool efforts in managing this issue that should not be handled under an exclusively security label.

In addition, Boucetta held a series of bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Forum.

Besides her meeting with Croatian deputy Prime minister and minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejcinovic Buric, the Moroccan official held talks with the Greek and Maltese Foreign ministers, as well as with the deputy ministers and State secretaries of Estonia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia.

During the meetings, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and the means to strengthen them further, as well as the various issues of common interest at regional and international levels.

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