Morocco and Jordan reaffirmed on Saturday their determination to implement the conclusions of the summit meeting between King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, held last March in Casablanca, through an institutional process conducive to promoting cooperation and coordination to match the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Rabat – During a joint press briefing at the end of the first meeting of the political consultation mechanism, chaired in Amman by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and expatriates Aymen Al-Safdi, the two parties said that they “agreed to develop a detailed road map to give concrete substance to the conclusions of the summit meeting between the two Heads of State to achieve greater cooperation in the economic, cultural and investment fields.”
The two ministers also decided to “institutionalize coordination at international gatherings and events in the service of bilateral and Arab issues of common interest.”
The Moroccan and Jordanian ministries added that they “will work intensively to institutionalize and materialize bilateral cooperation through practical conclusions reflecting the solid fraternal bonds and the strategic partnership existing between the two countries.”
In addition, the two foreign affairs ministries will, in cooperation with the relevant departments, provide the necessary support for the holding of a Private Sector Forum next September in Amman, said the two ministers.
Bourita stressed that his visit to Jordan with a large delegation is pursuant to the instructions of King Mohammed VI “within the framework of the exceptional relations uniting the two Kingdoms, backed by the ties between the two Heads of State and based on permanent solidarity and consultation and on shared of views to all issues.”
The meeting between the two heads of state, last March in Casablanca, was an opportunity “to position these relations in a clear strategic horizon, through coordination at all levels and the strengthening of bilateral cooperation through concrete projects”, he said.
The meeting with his Jordanian peer provided an opportunity to discuss a number of regional and international issues, he added.
Bourita stressed the two countries’ shared position on the Palestinian cause and their full support for the Palestinian people to recover their legitimate rights with the aim of establishing an independent Palestinian state with Al Quds as its capital, in accordance with the relevant international resolutions, the Arab peace initiative and the two-state principle.
The talks with Al-Safdi also touched on the latest developments on the regional scene and the situation in the Arab world, notably the Syrian and Libyan issues, said Bourita. Morocco’s foreign minister noted that the meeting was an occasion to reiterate the shared views of the two countries on different matters.
For his part, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed that the summit meeting between the two Sovereigns, last March in Casablanca, led to important results based on the historical fraternal relations between the two Kingdoms.
“On the basis of these results, it was our duty to examine ways to boost bilateral relations on a solid basis, laid by the leaders of the two countries,” he noted, adding that this meeting helped to examine bilateral issues to turn this will into concrete action.
Al-Safdi welcomed King Mohammed VI’s initiative for the establishment of a vocational training center in Jordan, explaining that the talks were the opportunity to examine ways to carry out this lofty initiative.