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Wednesday 27 November 2013

The visit of Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation to Britain

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the visit of Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation to Britain

Britain Reaffirms Commitment For Reforms In Morocco

 The British government reaffirmed on Wednesday its "commitment for the program of reforms in Morocco".

 "I reaffirmed our support for the Moroccan government’s reform programme", said British foreign secretary William Hague in a release published after meeting with Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, as the two countries are celebrating this year 800 years of diplomatic relations.

 "We discussed the developing economic relationship, and welcomed the launch of the Moroccan British Business forum later this week. We agreed we can do more to increase bilateral commercial links, and I hope that these will remain at the heart of the relationship as it develops further", added the British official

This is the first meeting between the British official and Mezouar, who was appointed to this position last October.

 

 Morocco and Great Britain marked on Wednesday 800 years of diplomatic relations in a banquet held at the British Library, an architectural gem from the 16th century and one of the world's biggest libraries in the presence of high-ranking guests from the two countries.

 

Britain Supports "Political Settlement" To Sahara Issue(Moroccan FM)

Great Britain supports "political settlement" to Sahara issue, said here on Wednesday Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar.

 "The United Kingdom supports any proposal that favors a political settlement to the Sahara issue" and recognizes Moroccan efforts to reach a final political solution to the artificial conflict around the Sahara issue, Mezouar told reporters following a meeting at the Foreign Office with British foreign secretary, William Hague.

    "Morocco will not stand idle in this standstill caused by the Polisario rigid and adamant attitude, but will continue sustained efforts for the social and economic development of the southern provinces, in parallel to its efforts for a political settlement", added the minister who also recalled measures taken by Morocco to promote and consolidate human rights and reinforce investments and job-creation for the local population.