A general election confirmed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 12.
In his message, the King expresses his sincere congratulations to Boris on the confidence that the British people have put in him. The King also wishes the official success in continuing to serve the country.
The message also relays the satisfaction of King Mohammed VI with the relations uniting Morocco and the UK, based on friendship, mutual respect, and cooperation.
The sovereign reiterated his firm determination to continue to work with the British prime minister to strengthen and broaden bilateral relations and to consolidate cooperation between the two countries in matters of common interest.
On Thursday, December 12, Johnson secured the victory in the UK election. His Conservative Party won 364 of 650 seats in the Parliament, allowing to form a majority government.
Thank you to everyone across our great country who voted, who volunteered, who stood as candidates. We live in the greatest democracy in the world. pic.twitter.com/1MuEMXqWHq
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 12, 2019
Johnson filled the UK Prime Minister’s office on July 24, after the former Prime Minister Theresa May presented her resignation.
In October, Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Nasser Bourita, said that the UK and Morocco are “historical partners,” during a meeting with Andrew Murrison, Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, Middle East, and North Africa.
Britain and Morocco signed an “Association Agreement” to ensure that the two countries maintain their strong relationships when the UK leaves the European Union.
Relations between Morocco and the UK “have gone through different stages in their history, but they have always been continuous, constant, and based on friendship and mutual respect,” said Bourita during the signing.
Bilateral trade between the UK and Morocco currently stands at MAD 18.3 billion, with Morocco being the 7th destination for UK exports, revealed Bourita.