Guinea’s support comes as yet another morale boost for Morocco’s Africa-focused diplomacy.
Rabat – Guinea has renewed its commitment to maintaining “good and friendly” bilateral relations with Morocco, as well as its support for Morocco’s project to promote South-South cooperation.
The news came after a meeting between Morocco’s Nasser Bourita and Tibou Kamara, Special Advisor to President Alpha Conde and Minister of Industry and SME.
At a joint press conference following their meeting, the two officials spoke about the “special” and “historical” ties binding the two nations. They also maintained a shared desire to further their cooperation in a wide-range of fields. Education, agriculture, and energy all feature on the agenda.
Speaking about Morocco’s growing significance and diplomatic assertiveness in African and South-South circles, said that Guinea is “ready to promote Morocco’s South-South vision, which is very dear to the [Moroccan] King.”
He also commented on the relations that have traditionally existed between the Moroccan monarchy and successive Guinean regimes, pointing out that the depth of their cooperation is a reflection of “the spirit of brotherhood and friendship that have historically driven the relationship between our leaders.” He stressed, “Guinea will walk alongside Morocco on the road to African unity.”
In response, Bourita said that the Guinean minister’s warm words testify to the good reputation and respect Morocco has earned in years of perceived dedication to furthering African causes and promoting regional stability and cooperation.
Like Kamara, Bourita spoke at length about Morocco’s South-South vision, and King Mohammed’s well-established, abiding interest in Africa and pan-Africanism. “We will work together to implement the shared orientations of our two governments and reinforce our singular relationship.”
Guinea’s support comes as yet another morale boost for Morocco’s African diplomacy. In the past months, Morocco has perceptibly won the hearts and minds of many on the continent, driving some commentators to dub the country “the face of modern Africa.”
More specifically, since its readmission to the African Union, Rabat has established itself as a prominent promoter of African issues at the global level, a trendsetter on socio-economic and development projects, and a reliable partner on key areas like security, agriculture, and education.
Late last month, a number of African delegations at the UN General Assembly “saluted” Morocco’s pan-African vocation, “commitment to African causes.”