Moroccan officials, who flew to Tunis for the inauguration ceremony of the new Tunisian president, expressed Morocco’s determination to preserve the historical ties with Tunisia.
Morocco’s King held a phone conversation with the Tunisian president, a statement from the Royal cabinet said on January 16.
The phone call, according to the statement, served as an opportunity to recall “the strong historical relations between the two brotherly Maghreb countries and to agree and exchange of visits, soon, between the two heads of state.”
Morocco and Tunisia maintain positive diplomatic relations. In October 2019, a delegation of Moroccan officials flew to Tunis to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the new Tunisian president.
In a statement to the press, the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Moroccan Parliament said, “with a delegation composed of representatives of the Moroccan nation, it is an extremely strong message that we will transmit the message of respect and fraternity that the King has always shown towards the Tunisian leaders since independence and of course towards the newly elected president.”
The MP emphasized the “depth of the long-standing” relations between the two countries.
The Tunisian president won the election with more than 70%, beating out the other candidate, Nabil Karaoui, by more than 40 points.
The president is the second freely-elected president after late Beji Caid Essebsi.