Preparatory Meeting of 13th Moroccan-Saudi Joint Committee Held in Riyadh
The preparatory meeting for the 13th Moroccan-Saudi Joint Cooperation Committee was held, in Riyadh on Tuesday, to discuss ways to further strengthen and consolidate relations between the two countries.
During this meeting, in which Morocco was represented by a delegation led by Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mohamed Ali Lazreq, the emphasis was put on the need to explore new opportunities for cooperation and partnership between the two kingdoms that have fruitful historical and cooperation relations in several fields.
Speaking on this occasion, Lazreq stressed the importance of this meeting, as it will allow to conduct a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of the bilateral cooperation process and to present a new action plan to enhance relations between the two kingdoms economically, commercially and culturally.
In this regard, he voiced the wish to devise new joint action plans in order to boost cooperation relations between the two brother countries and make them more efficient.
For his part, secretary of the Saudi Ministry of Political and Economic Affairs Adel Ben Siraj Merdad expressed the expectations of his country to deepen the relations of friendship and fraternity with Morocco, welcoming the shared views of the two Kingdoms on different regional and international issues.
The Saudi official also stressed the urgent need to give impetus to the partnership between the two countries by developing new proposals to promote bilateral relations in the different economic, commercial, tourism, scientific, cultural and media sectors.
The two-day meeting focuses, in particular, on the elaboration of the general framework for the next Moroccan-Saudi Joint Committee to be held in Rabat in 2018 under the chairmanship of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries.