“Several ideas, projects and initiatives are under way” between Morocco and Tunisia.
Rabat –Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, received the Tunisian secretary of state for foreign affairs, Sabri Bachtobji, an envoy of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, on Thursday in Rabat. Bachtobji brought a message to King Mohammed VI.
Bachtobji told the press that he delivered an invitation from Essebsi to King Mohammed VI to attend the Arab League Summit in Tunis at the end of March.
King Mohammed VI has not attended an Arab League Summit since 2005 in Algiers.
In 2016, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on Morocco’s non-attendance at the summit, saying “given the absence of important concrete initiatives which could be submitted to Arab Heads of State, this summit will only be an occasion to take ordinary resolutions and deliver speeches which pretend to give a false impression of unity and solidarity between Arab States.”
He added that his discussions with Bourita focused on ways to strengthen bilateral relations following the decisions made at the 19th session of the Moroccan-Tunisian High Joint Commission, in June 2017.
“Several ideas, projects and initiatives from both sides are under way,” Bachtobji said.
The Tunisian official also stated that the next Arab Summit’s main objective will be to give a new start to joint Arab action and solidarity.
Nasser Bourita met with the Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, on Tuesday in Cairo to discuss ways to strengthen joint Arab action.