Morocco and Rwanda formalized diplomatic ties after King Mohammed VI visited Rwandan President Paul Kagame in 2016.
Rabat – After months of blooming diplomatic ties between Morocco and Rwanda, including Rwanda’s decision to open an embassy in Morocco in June 2019, the two countries decided to establish a bilateral cooperation monitoring committee.
Morocco’s Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohcine Jazouli met with Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe in Rabat to discuss the details of the committee on Tuesday, January 14.
Following the high-level talks, Jazouli announced that the new committee will expedite and ensure the implementation of Morocco-Rwanda bilateral cooperation agreements.
In particular, the two African nations aim to strengthen cooperation in fields relating to peace and security in the region and throughout the continent. In this context, Rwanda recently expressed its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and its sovereignty in Western Sahara.
While lauding the excellent relations between Morocco and Rwanda, Jazouli recalled that the two countries have signed 30 agreements spanning several sectors including the agro-industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the financial sector.
Nduhungirehe, for his part, stated that Morocco and Rwanda will strengthen their multilateral cooperation within the framework of the AU and the UN.
Morocco and Rwanda formally established diplomatic ties in 2017 after King Mohammed VI visited Rwandan President Paul Kagame in 2016. Kagame was one of the African leaders who welcomed Morocco’s return to the African Union in 2017.