Riyadh - The Moroccan-Gulf partnership derives its strength from a firm belief in the common destiny and the convergence of views on issues of common concern, King Mohammed VI said.
Riyadh – The Moroccan-Gulf partnership derives its strength from a firm belief in the common destiny and the convergence of views on issues of common concern, King Mohammed VI said.
“The Moroccan-Gulf partnership is not the result of transient interests or calculations. Rather, it derives its strength from a firm belief that ours is a common destiny and that we hold the same views on issues of common concern,” the Sovereign said in a speech delivered, Wednesday in Riyadh, at the opening ceremony of the Morocco-GCC Summit.
The King said that thanks to their shared determination, Morocco and GCC countries have managed to lay the foundations for a solid strategic partnership, which is the result of fruitful bilateral cooperation.
“Despite the geographical distance, we are bound by solid relations that, in addition to language, religion and civilization, include a commitment to the same values and principles and the same constructive policies,” the Monarch stressed.
The Sovereign recalled that Morocco and GCC countries are also facing the same challenges and threats, particularly with regard to security.
Regarding the Morocco-GCC Summit, King Mohammed VI noted that it reflects the “solid fraternal bonds and mutual esteem between us, as well as the close cooperation and solidarity between our countries.”
He added, “we are therefore meeting today to give strong impetus to this partnership, which has gained in maturity to the extent that we now need to lay down an institutional framework for it, and provide it with practical mechanisms.”
According to the King, there can be no better proof than this partnership that Arab joint action cannot be achieved through meetings and speeches, or formal periodic summits and ready-made, inapplicable resolutions.
“Rather, joint action requires serious endeavors, tangible cooperation and success stories which can be further consolidated and from which we can benefit; the pioneering GCC experience is a shining example in this regard,” the Sovereign pointed out.
“It is a message of hope for ourselves and a strong signal to our peoples that we can develop common, rallying projects”, the King stressed, expressing his thanks to GCC countries for the moral and material support you “have been providing to Morocco to implement development projects and defend its just causes.”