For many decades, Morocco and Indonesia have been entertaining strong diplomatic relations.
Rabat – Morocco has declared it is ready to work with Indonesia to build a league of senates and consultative “shura” councils that would promote a positive image of Islam and defend against offences targeting Muslim people or the religion of Islam.
Morocco’s House of Councillors President Hakim Benchamach made the announcement during a meeting with the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly President Bambang Susilo in Rabat, on Tuesday, December 24.
Susilo pleaded for the launch of the Islamic league to regroup parliamentary representatives from Islamic countries in defense of Islam and Muslims around the world. Benchamach expressed Morocco’s willingness to take part in the project.
The Indonesian official also expressed his country’s wish to develop economic relations with Morocco.
Morocco is a strategic partner for Indonesia in the North African region, affirmed Susilo.
The politician reiterated Indonesia’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and for the efforts made by Morocco and the United Nations to solve the Western Sahara conflict.
Benchamach also expressed Morocco’s interest in starting a new, promising, and fruitful era of bilateral cooperation.
Historical and diplomatic relations between Morocco and Indonesia are strong, said the Moroccan official, recalling the participation of a Moroccan delegation in the 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia.
The Bandung Conference was the first large-scale Afro-Asian conference. It was a meeting of Asian and African states on April 18-24, 1955.
Both officials pledged to improve the partnership between the two countries and contribute to their shared project.
The Indonesian ambassador to Morocco, representatives from the Moroccan House of Councillors, and the president of the Morocco-Indonesian friendship group also took part in the meeting.
Diplomatic relations between Morocco and Indonesia have been growing stronger in recent months.
In October 2019, Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita met with the Indonesian vice-president, Maaruf Amin, in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
The two officials agreed to solidify bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including education and culture.