Morocco’s diplomatic corps continue to extend outreach and visibility.
Rabat – Representatives of Morocco and Honduras have reaffirmed their increasing readiness to strengthen diplomatic ties and further cooperation on a wide range of common issues.
The two delegations met yesterday in Brasilia at the inauguration of Brazil’s newly elected president, Jair Bolsonaro.
Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, who led the Moroccan delegation, spoke about the “common interests” of the Moroccan and Honduran people. El Othmani particularly highlighted the South-South impetus of Morocco’s diplomatic efforts, suggesting that increased dialogue between Global South countries is a key element in collectively facing global challenges.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez noted Morocco’s increased visibility on the global stage, especially on issues of migration and security. He said such issues are global concerns and require more collaboration on bilateral and multilateral levels.
In recent years, Morocco has extended its diplomatic outreach, particularly in Africa and the Americas, often in a bid to garner more diplomatic support for its Western Sahara position.
The government of Honduras, a supporter of Morocco’s position, reiterated its stance in the Brasilia meeting.
President Hernandez called for further ties between Rabat and Tegucigalpa, saying that his country stands with Morocco on the question of territorial integrity. He said Morocco “can count on the friendship and the support of Honduras.”
The two officials stressed the need to accelerate bilateral cooperation on agriculture, tourism, and renewable energies.
In response, Honduras invited Morocco to be an observer state in the Central American Integration System (SICA), the region’s eight-member political and economic organization.