Morocco maintains good diplomatic relations with Chile and hopes to promote bilateral cooperation in several sectors.
Rabat – A Moroccan parliamentary delegation is in Chile, to discuss the means to boost bilateral cooperation between Rabat and Santiago. The delegation arrived on January 12 and will stay for three days of meetings.
The Moroccan delegation traveled to the Chilean capital on invitation of the president of the Chilean Senate, Jaime Quintana, and the organizers of the “Congress of the Future.”
The Moroccan deputies held talks with Quintana about the means to improve parliamentary cooperation between Morocco and Chile, and through that, strengthen bilateral partnerships in several sectors.
The officials also attended the Congress of the Future, an annual event supported by several institutions that brings together scientists, researchers, politicians, and Nobel laureates from around the world.
The event addresses issues of science, technology, humanities, and society, such as artificial intelligence, climate change, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and future issues.
The event was organized by the Chilean Senate, the Chilean Academy of Sciences, and the Chilean government.
The fourth Vice President of the Moroccan House of Councillors, Abdelkader Salama, presided over the delegation, accompanied by the Secretary of the House, Ahmed Lakhrif, and the Director of Human and Financial Resources, Zerouali Assad, among other deputies.
This year’s event, held under the theme “Ideas for a new world,” attracted more than 100 presenters from several fields of work and research.
The first panel of the event, animated by Nigerian writer and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tackled social issues such as migration, racism, and feminism.
Chile is an important Latin American supporter of Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, proposed as a possible solution to the Western Sahara conflict.
In June 2019, Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita visited Chile and held talks with the South American country’s president Sebastian Pinera. Following the meeting, the two officials released a joint statement, with Chile affirming its support for Morocco’s autonomy initiative.
Chile confirmed its “support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy, as well as the serious efforts of Morocco and the Plan of Autonomy with a view to reaching a realistic, viable, and definitive political solution,” said the statement.
During the meeting, both countries also expressed their interest in bilateral cooperation in various sectors.