Morocco to Develop Cooperation with Tunisia

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Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita underlined the need to develop cooperation mechanisms between Morocco and Tunisia, on Tuesday while in Tunis.

Speaking at a press conference following his talks with his Tunisian counterpart, Khémaies Jhinaoui, Bourita said that the two countries are driven by a strong desire to enhance their relationship.

Bourita, who voiced Morocco’s support for Tunisia’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council in the years 2020-2021, said that political dialogue should not be limited to bilateral issues only, but must include coordination on regional and international issues.

The Moroccan minister said that his talks with his Tunisian counterpart focused on economic relations and regional issues.

For his part, the Tunisian Foreign Minister said that Bourita’s visit to Tunisia will undoubtedly boost cooperation and consultation between the two countries.

The talks focused on bilateral relations in various fields, in particular to strengthen consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries to address various issues of common interest, Jhinaoui said.

He added that the second session of the Morocco-Tunisia Economic Forum will be held in early 2019.

The two sides also discussed the means to further develop trade and reactivate the Arab Maghreb Union.