Rabat - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is due to make a visit to Morocco in October, the Kingdom's ambassador to Moscow announced Monday.
Rabat – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is due to make a visit to Morocco in October, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Moscow announced Monday.
“We expect Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to make a visit in October, and hope that it will prove to be an important landmark as far as partnership between our countries goes,” Lecheheb told Russian press agency TASS.
The Moroccan ambassador praised relations between Rabat and Moscow, expressing the Kingdom’s interest in doing business with Russia.
“We are ready for co-production activities together with Russian companies and would welcome Russian investment.”He added that strengthening ties with Russia is a “strategic choice” for Morocco.
TASS said that the Russian government’s press service stated that the prime minister might visit Morocco and Algeria.
Russia entertains good military relations with Algeria, currently the major Arab and African buyer of Russian weapons.
In recent months, Morocco has sought better relationships with Russia. In March 2016 King Mohammed VI visited Moscow and met with President Vladimir Putin.
During his visit, the monarch expressed his desire to boost cooperation with Russia.
The two countries agreed to extend cooperation to security. A key agreement was signed on mutual protection of secret information in the military and military-technical areas, in addition to a joint statement on counter-terrorism.
Earlier in July, the sixth Mixed Moroccan-Russian Commission for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation was held in Moscow, during which the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, declared the kingdom’s ambition to become Russia’s major Arab and African partner.