Statement by Royal Office
Here follows a statement by the royal office:
HM King Mohammed VI granted an audience, on Jan. 25, 2019, to the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Serguei Lavrov, who is on an official visit to Morocco, as part of strengthening relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Russian Federation.
This audience is part of the in-depth strategic partnership, concluded on the occasion of the historic visit of HM the King to Moscow in March 2016. This exceptional partnership has led to a deep and multidimensional development of relations between the two countries and has opened ambitious prospects for enhancing the political dialogue and strengthening the economic and sectoral cooperation.
The meeting was marked by satisfaction with the implementation, under this partnership, of major projects and actions in priority areas such as agriculture, fisheries, energy, industry and tourism.
HM the King reiterated, on this occasion, the invitation extended to President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Vladimir Putin, to pay an official visit to Morocco.
The Russian Foreign Minister conveyed to HM the King the friendship and greetings of His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and lauded the regional and international leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.
The talks also touched on the different regional and international issues of shared interest, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
This audience was attended on the Russian side by Mikhail Bogdanov, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Valerian Shuvaev, Russia's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and Alexander Kintchak, Director of the Department of Middle East and North Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on the Moroccan side by HM the King's advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Abdeltif Menouni, and Foreign minister Nasser Bourita.
MAP 25 January 2019