Mauritania’s president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz received Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, on Friday, in Nouakchott. Bourita was carrying a personal message from King Mohammed VI.
In a statement to the press at the end of the meeting, Bourita said that he had “the honor to be received by the President of the Republic as an envoy of King Mohammed VI, carrying a message from His Majesty to His Excellency the President concerning the bilateral relations and the regional situation.”
Bourita, who is on a one-day visit to Mauritania, added that the two heads of state have a “common desire to push these relations to the level they deserve, given the strong ties between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples.”
In this regard, he highlighted the common will shown by King Mohammed VI and Mauritanian president of the Republic to promote these relations and raise them to the expected level, given the strong ties between the two countries.
He also noted that “significant changes will take place in the future as part of the dynamic sought by the King and the president of the Republic”.
Bourita said that, at the audience, “the Mauritanian president presented the situation in the region, based on his experience and the leading role Mauritania plays in the region.”
The visit comes in the wake of the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 2440 on Western Sahara on Wednesday.
The resolutions welcomes that Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania have responded positively” to participate in the Geneva round-table on 5-6 december, and “encourages them to work constructively with the Personal Envoy, in the spirit of compromise, throughout the duration of this process to ensure a successful outcome.”