The two sides will sign agreements on social institutions, youth, and counter-terrorism.
Rabat – The Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, will pay a working visit to Morocco from February 17 to 18, the Indian ministry announced on Thursday on its website.
This visit is in line with India’s objective to strengthen its dialogue with Morocco and will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions on bilateral, regional, and global issues, according to the ministry.
King Mohammed VI is expected to grant the Indian official a royal audience during her visit to Morocco.
She will also meet with her Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita, but also with Saad Eddine El Othmani, the head of government, and Habib El Malki, the speaker of the House of Representatives.
The two countries will sign three memorandums of understanding on cooperation on various public policy issues, including housing, social institutions, youth, and counter-terrorism.
The visit comes two months after Morocco and India signed in New Delhi an agreement to bolster cooperation on counterterrorism efforts. The agreement provides a joint legal platform for extraditing fugitive offenders accused of economic offences, terrorism, and other serious crimes.
India and Morocco enjoy friendly bilateral relations. Last year, the two countries signed many agreements on different sectors including air service, tourism, social programs, mining and geology, and information technology.