Morocco’s King, Spanish PM review political, economic, security cooperation

King Mohammed VI of Morocco received Monday in Rabat the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, who paid a working visit to Morocco, as part of the strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two Kingdoms.

The audience provided an opportunity to review the political, economic, security and cultural cooperation between the two countries as well as regional and international issues, said the Royal Office in a statement.

The Moroccan Sovereign and the Spanish Prime Minister convened on the need to enhance bilateral relations through the consolidation of political dialogue and the strengthening of economic partnership, in particular by enhancing the role of the private sector.

The two men noted the excellent relations existing between the two countries and the convergence of views on all the issues discussed, including the multiple challenges of development, security and stability in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, statement said.

The Spanish official described the royal audience as “extremely positive” and hailed the leadership of the Sovereign in Africa, as well as in matters of migration, a global phenomenon affecting several countries.

In a statement to the media upon departure, he underlined Spain’s “strong will” to strengthen economic, commercial, cultural, political and educational relations with Morocco.

He added that the exchange of views with the Sovereign focused on topics of mutual interest. The holding of a high-level meeting between the two governments in 2019 and a Moroccan-Spanish business forum to further deepen the economic, political and cultural relations between the two countries.

The Spanish Prime Minister announced a proposal from his country about the joint organization of the 2030 World Cup with Morocco and Portugal.

The Spanish Prime Minister also announced that King Philippe VI and Queen Letizia will pay an official visit to Morocco in 2019.

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