Paris - Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar met, on Wednesday in Paris, with French peer Jean-Marc Ayrault on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of shared interest.
Paris – Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar met, on Wednesday in Paris, with French peer Jean-Marc Ayrault on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of shared interest.
In a statement to the press after the meeting, the minister said he discussed with his French counterpart the excellent bilateral ties, following the meetings between King Mohammed VI and French president François Hollande, the regular exchange of ministerial visits and the high-level meetings, hailing the positive dynamic of these relations.
Mezouar thanked France for its coherent stance concerning the “artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara,” saying that the meeting was an occasion to tackle the UN process and the latest UNSC resolution.
“France confirms its support for Morocco and will continue to act in the same spirit”, said Mezouar, adding that the Kingdom has always shown openness and will continue the dialogue with UNSG and UNSC to clarify MINURSO missions and role.
The talks touched also on possible dates to organize the 5+5 Summit, said Mezouar, noting that the two parties agreed to hold it in October.
Internationally, the minister lauded the French initiative to organize a summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On the Libyan issue, he said that both sides underlined the pressing need to continue supporting Al Sarraj government to ensure the country’s stabilization, stressing that combating ISIS remains a top priority.
Referring to the Syrian crisis, Mezouar said the talks also touched the progress of talks on this issue, underlining the importance of holding the meeting on political dialogue within the set deadline, which is the month of August. The talks turned also on the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) slated next November in Marrakech, as well as the Moroccan and French initiatives meant to implement the Paris Agreement.