Friday 3 February 2023

Morocco, Spain Express Commitment to Perpetuate Excellent Relations That Have Always Linked Them (Joint Statement)

Morocco, Spain Express Commitment to Perpetuate Excellent Relations That Have Always Linked Them (Jo

Morocco and Spain expressed, Thursday in Rabat, their commitment to perpetuate the excellent relations that have always linked them and reaffirmed their willingness to enrich them permanently.

In this sense, the two countries place their cooperation within the framework of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness, Cooperation and Enhanced Political Dialogue, resulting from the Joint Statement of April 7, 2022, based on the principles of transparency, permanent dialogue, mutual respect and implementation of commitments and agreements signed by both parties, in which issues of common interest are addressed in a spirit of trust, far from unilateral actions or faits accomplis.

In a joint statement issued at the end of the 12th session of the Moroccan-Spanish High Level Meeting, held under the joint chairmanship of the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch and the President of the Spanish Government Pedro Sanchez, the two parties emphasize that this meeting was an opportunity to review the objectives of the roadmap and the satisfactory results achieved, on the one hand, and to renew the determination of both countries to act, jointly, for the continuation of this new dynamic on the other hand, which is necessary for the welfare of both countries and the prosperity of the entire region.

The two parties, in this regard, welcomed the work done in all working groups, all met and functional, and especially the efforts made and the involvement shown, on both sides, to achieve the objectives set in the said roadmap, inviting the continuation of discussions in the framework of these groups.

Both governments welcome the work of the Committee in charge of the implementation of the Joint Statement of April 7, 2022, established in point 16 of the said Statement and chaired by the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and encourage its continuation.

According to the Joint Statement, both countries welcome the signing of Declarations and Memoranda of Understanding on the occasion of this High Level Meeting.

Morocco and Spain also reiterate their commitment to the protection and guarantee of human rights as an essential basis for democratic coexistence, the rule of law and good governance, and agree to strengthen their cooperation in this area in the new phase of bilateral relations.

MAP: 03 February 2023