Marseilles - Morocco is an active stakeholder in the Mediterranean region, said, on Friday in Marseilles, foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
Marseilles – Morocco is an active stakeholder in the Mediterranean region, said, on Friday in Marseilles, foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
In a statement to MAP, Mezouar, who co-chaired with French peer Jean-Marc Ayrault the 13th meeting of the “5+5 Dialogue on Western Mediterranean”, underlined that Morocco brought a qualitative touch to this grouping by proposing answers to some concrete issues in the Mediterranean, noting that, within this bloc, Morocco is often cited as an active country.
He added that participants in this ministerial meeting lauded the role and action undertaken by the Kingdom over the past two years while assuming the co-chairmanship of this grouping, stressing that the Kingdom tackled sensitive issues as immigration and health.
Morocco, which has assumed the co-chairmanship of this grouping with Portugal during the first year and with France during the second year, is also open to other stakeholders as the youth, said the minister, recalling the holding last year in Tangiers of the first meeting of Mediterranean youth on the sidelines of the 5+5 group meeting.
The minister also said that the Marseilles meeting was an occasion to tackle the Libyan crisis, noting that the participants underscored that the only possible framework for a political solution is the Skhirate one. The meeting examined the different regional crises, notably in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Sahel and Middle East, as well as means to counter terrorism and radicalization. Set up in 1991, the body brings together Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia