Rabat – The Republic of Azerbaijan expressed on Monday its support for the territorial integrity of Morocco and the autonomy plan proposed by the Kingdom to find a fair solution to the issue of the Western Sahara.
At the meeting of the first session of the joint commission of cooperation between Morocco and the Republic of Azerbaijan, held on Monday in Baku, Azerbaijan authorities expressed their “support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Morocco” and “the country’s autonomy plan,” which has been welcomed by the United Nations Security Council, and has been considered a serious, realistic, and credible basis for finding a fair solution to the Sahara issue.
The meeting was co-chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and his Azerbaijan counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov. They will also co-chair the second political consultation session of the joint cooperation commission between the two countries.
The Moroccan minister was received earlier this morning at Baku’s Presidential Palace by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, to whom Bourita conveyed the greetings of King Mohammed VI.
The visit was also an occasion to sign several agreements regarding a non-double taxation and fight against tax evasion between the two countries, which are related to security. The fight against crime agreement was also signed.
In addition, the two parties concluded two memoranda of intent, one concerning the Higher Institute of Maritime Studies of Morocco and the other relating to cooperation between Azerbaijan Railways and the Moroccan railway company, ONCF.