| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Egypt FM Reiterates Support for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has reiterated his country’s firm support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and serious efforts to resolve the Western Sahara region’s dispute.

Shoukry and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita held talks via videoconference on Thursday, during which they discussed bilateral relations and developments in regional issues of common interest.

Both ministers stressed the importance of bolstering the economic and investment relations to serve their people’s interests.

They pointed to the two countries’ ability to improve cooperation in various fields, given their strategic location, economic capabilities and human competencies.

They further expressed hope the health conditions in light of the coronavirus pandemic would improve to set a date for the fourth round of the Coordination and Political Consultation Mechanism in Cairo, as soon as possible.

This mechanism is institutional and enables the two countries to exchange visions and enhance coordination on various regional issues.

The FMs also agreed that the situation in the Arab world requires intensifying bilateral consultation and coordination, stressing the reinforcement of solidarity to address the complex challenges faced by the region’s states.

Bourita and Shoukry also stressed their countries’ adherence to the security and stability of the Arab region, their rejection of foreign interventions in its affairs and the importance of respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.

Talks also tackled the Palestinian cause, and Shoukry hailed the efforts of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of al-Quds Committee, in defending the Holy City as a land for coexistence among divine religions.

In addition, they discussed the situation in Libya and stressed the importance of reaching a comprehensive settlement that ensures the country’s security, stability and the prosperity of its people.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat