Rabat – Relations between Morocco and Russia have developed positively since the last session of the Joint Commission held in Moscow, thanks to high-level visit exchanges and the signing of a deep strategic partnership between the two countries.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita noted the strong relations Thursday in Rabat.
Economic exchanges have reached a “satisfactory” level as well as cooperation in the key sectors of agriculture, energy, tourism and industry, underlined Bourita. Bourita co-chaired with the Russian minister of agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev, the 7th session of the Moroccan-Russian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation.
In an address on the occasion, the minister stressed that the meeting is of great importance because it coincides with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Russia. The diplomatic relationship has evolved on the basis of sincere friendship, fruitful cooperation, and mutual respect.
The meeting is also of paramount importance as both countries will celebrate, in a few months, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Morocco-Russia joint commission. The commission is a tool for developing, promoting, and monitoring their bilateral ties, Bourita added.
The minister also noted that the 7th session takes place in the context of the positive momentum given to bilateral links since King Mohammed VI’s visit to Russia in March 2016 and the signing of the deep strategic partnership between the two countries.
The partnership, he stressed, constituted a commitment at the highest level of both states to develop bilateral relations and extend cooperation to other important fields, notably the military, security, and technology.
Today, Morocco is pleased to see Russia as its 20th biggest importer of Moroccan goods and 10th biggest supplier, he said. He stressed the importance for Russia to take into account the many advantages of the Moroccan economy and to support this momentum of economic and commercial exchanges by giving more interest to investments.