Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and US secretary of state Antony Blinken held talks Mondy in Rome that focused on means to strengthen the strategic partnership existing between Morocco and the United States.
The two officials, who were both participating in the ministerial meeting of the global coalition against Daesh held in Rome, seized the opportunity to hold their first face-to-face meeting since the advent of the new US administration.
They also discussed the coming deadlines regarding bilateral relations as well as regional issues in which Morocco plays a key role, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the Libyan crisis.
The US Secretary of State had highlighted Morocco’s key role in fostering stability in the Sahel and Libya during a phone talk he had held with Bourita last April and had then welcomed the strategic, strong, and enduring partnership linking the two countries.
Blenken had also commended the far-reaching reforms spearheaded by King Mohammed VI and his efforts in addressing challenges relating to climate change as well as his leadership in promoting renewable energies and the green economy.
The US official had encouraged Morocco to “help promote green economic growth and development in Africa.”