Rabat – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Morocco at the request of King Mohammed VI.
Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Moroccan television channel 2M on Monday, September 23 that Erdogan has received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to visit Morocco.
The Turkish official made his statement after a meeting with Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York.
“During this bilateral meeting, we discussed the organization of a high-level visit between Morocco and Turkey. President Erdogan received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to visit Morocco,” he said.
The Turkish official added that he plans to visit Morocco to prepare for Erdogan’s visit to Morocco.
Speaking about the bilateral ties between Rabat and Ankara, Cavusoglu said that Morocco is an “important” ally because of its role in the Islamic world, the African continent, and the Mediterranian region.
He added that Morocco’s stability is of “paramount importance to all of us in the region.”
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the Turkish foreign minister expressed satisfaction with the bilateral talks he held with his Moroccan counterpart.
“We had constructive discussions during which we reiterated our commitment to our bilateral ties.”
Erdogan said in July 2018 that he is proud of bilateral ties between the two countries. He made his statement during a meeting with Morocco’s Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Mali, who represented King Mohammed VI at the inauguration ceremony of the Turkish president in Ankara.